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Join Date: Mar 2009
possible to use previously installed OSX? - 04-10-2009, 05:32 PM
This is not a licensing question, sorry if I didn't word it clearly. Wasn't sure how to briefly sum up this question...
Most of the "OSX on a Mini" guides that I've read presume installing OSX through the Mini itself. What I'm wondering is, is it possible to install OSX through a real Mac, do all your slimming down and updating there, and then transfer that working installation to your Mini and "hackintosh it" after the fact? Or is it necessary that the driver insertion and EFI stuff be done during the installation process?
The reason I ask is, I happen to have a SSD with a USB port on it, which makes it easy as pie to connect to my real Mac. I feel that I can create a much more trimmed down installation of Leopard from there, because I can install packages manually instead of using the OSX installer (for an example of what I mean, see this guide intended for real Mac users). If this sort of method were possible, it would also be advantageous for Mini owners who would like to keep Windows or Linux as the sole OS on their SSD, and alternatively boot a minimal, very clean OSX instance from a thumbdrive.
Thanks to anyone who can answer this question, I've got my retail Leopard DVD and I'm eager to begin!
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tucson Arizona
Re: possible to use previously installed OSX? - 04-10-2009, 05:52 PM
This was a guide as an upgrade.
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