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Join Date: Apr 2009
run OS X from external HD. possible? - 04-26-2009, 01:27 PM
super noob and an OS X virgin! have an A90 ordered and is on its way to me.
* is it possible to install OS X on an external harddrive and boot from there to use OS X, while retaining XP on the internal SSD? am trying to learn OS X and in that way, if i mess it up, it wont do no harm to XP on the SSD. that's practically my concern against dual-booting as i might mess up both partitions. :-(
i've bought one of these to expedite my learning:
* any advice from all you OS X experts on the best way to learn the OS?
TIA for your inputs!
Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: run OS X from external HD. possible? - 04-26-2009, 01:51 PM
I was a complete Mac virgin until about a week ago. I even installed XP in a virtual machine as I was worried I would miss Windows.
In the last 8 days I've come to love OS X and I am getting to the point where I don't really miss XP and could easily live without it. I have toyed with setting up a dual boot but as time goes on I feel the need less and less.
I have written a huge long post here all about my experiences with the mini - feel free to skip the first page or so as I talk about the hardware and Linux:
I'm not sure how you install OS X to an external drive without messing up your Windows installation so I'll leave it to someone more knowledgeable than me to take over
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: run OS X from external HD. possible? - 04-26-2009, 07:47 PM
Haha. Speak of the devil. As soon as I posted this reply I see a new topic on the same thing.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: run OS X from external HD. possible? - 04-26-2009, 08:14 PM
I left a second "blank" partition especially for this purpose
it works even as replacement for BootMini 123 and laters
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