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    captainstabbin's Avatar
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    Apr 06, 2004
    Black Macbook 2 Ghz C2D, 2 Gb RAM, 120 Gb Hd, 2 gig black nano
    Boot from an external HD
    Hi, I am considering buying a 200 GB Lacie external hard drive for my Power Mac G5. My question is what and how would I go about booting from the external HD? Can I install OSX from the dvds I got with my G5, or would I need to buy the software. Thanks in advance


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    Macman's Avatar
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    Oct 30, 2004
    San Antonio, Texas
    PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb
    to do this, insert install disc 1, boot from it, the external should show up in the list as a mounted drive, install onto there, now its bootable, or use carbon copycloner to back up your entire os onto it and its bootable as well.

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    MacAddikt's Avatar
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    Dec 30, 2002
    Sunny So Cal
    you can hold down the option button on startup, and it will show all bootable volumes.

    once you install OS X on the external drive, you can choose to start up from it in your Sytem Preferences >> Startup Disk

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