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I just bought a used power mac g4 it works great but only has a ten gig HD. I have an external 260 gig that is amazing but my mac will not let me install software on this harddrive. Is there a way arround that? Or is there some setting I have to change?
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If you're running 10.4.x, go into System Preferences and see if it will allow you to make the 260GB drive your "Startup Disk".
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I am running 10.3 If this works do I have to install OSX on my external?
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I am running 10.3 If this works do I have to install OSX on my external?
That is what I would do.
you would have to set up osx on it because you can't start up something if there is no os on it..

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What is your external drive formatted as?

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i'm not sure what you mean by that.
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What file system is your external HD formatted as?

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ex2 I believe
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