Booting Mac OS X off Hard Drive...How?

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  1. AlmightyG5 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 250gb Hard drive and I want to be able to put Tiger on it so that I can boot MY Tiger OS X on a different Mac ot even my Mac. Can someone tell me if there is a app out there to do this or if it can be done easly with Disk Utility.

    Thanks!
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Plug in drive to your mac, insert tiger disk, run the install. Just select your external drive to install to when asked.
     
  3. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    Often external USB hdd's will not work. Firewire is more of a sure thing.
     
  4. zami macrumors regular

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    Do you mean clone? If so try SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner to make an exact bootable copy.

    It has to be FireWire as stated above BTW.
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Oh yes of course, I forgot that minor detail :eek: oooops.
     
  6. AlmightyG5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, thats the installing part...now how would I boot from that Tiger on the HD on a different Mac? And also how would you uninstall the whole OS X off the HD if needed?

    thanks

    It is firewire...

    Yea, but SuperDuper actually clones every single file which would mean about 100gb. What If i just want Tiger without my files...then I would use the Tiger Install Disk and install on the HD to get the Basic Tiger?
     
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  8. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...plug in the drive into the Mac you want it boot from. Turn on said Mac and hold the <option> key - the Mac will look for any bootable volumes and present you with icons for them on a blue screen. Click on the volume you wish to start up from. To 'uninstall' the OS just reformat the drive.....oh yeah!
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    FWIW, Intel Macs will boot off USB drives.
     
  10. generik macrumors 601

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    Is it an Intel Mac?

    You do realise you can't boot a disk imaged on an Intel Mac on a PPC Mac and vice versa right?
     
  11. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Get Carbon Copy Cloner (or pay for SuperDuper,) and you can have it ignore your files (music, etc.) and have it only copy the important stuff (preferences and so on).
     

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