As I look back, I could have made my 10hour process into a 1 hour sit back and wait. Once i hooked up the usb to my macbook and enabled usb mass storage, the hardrive "no name" popped up. It was the SD card so i just moved the zip files (used firefox to download) onto it, and I guess changed the name to update.zip.
Hopefully another mac user will see that and be like
This thread should be an decent Mac guide, especially since its step by step with my silly questions.
even with root, can the droid support mobile wifi hotspot? I don't buy VZW's Bullcrap, damn corporation greed.