Well This lends some street cred to my idea, but how to do it....

I just got my 4GB card in the mail last night and I did a disk utility on it, so it is formated to OS X, but I keep getting an I/O error when I try to do a restore from a nice small OS X partition I made on one of my FW drives.

Any suggestions?
iBook G3 OS X 10.4.8 / Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.0
Mac Mini Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz OS X 10.4.8 / Vista RC1 (testing)
Coming Soon: Mac Mini G4 1.42 OS X Server 10.4.8