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Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
When you format an external, first use Apple Partition Map, even if one partition is selected, and then Mac OS Extended (Journaled) or however you wish to format the drive.
My drive has the correct format (APM / OS Extended Journaled) - it is the automatic setting of the disk utility, so I guess I will submit a support ticket to WD...

No emergency - I created the bootable partition with my Mac's install so I could run still my computer in the event of an internal hard drive failure (knock on wood) - most likely will never need it. And it does boot normally from USB. If I need it, I can get it to boot via firewire by connecting it after pressing the option key during start ups.

Thank you all for your input!!!
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