can i run panther off of an external drive?!? HELP!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thevessels, May 1, 2005.

  1. thevessels macrumors regular

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    ok so i really want to run tiger - i have it and all , but a few of my apps i use once in a while hanvnt been upgraded for tiger yet .. so im scared to give it the go

    but i was thinking . can i put panther on an external drive - format it as a system drive - and run off of that whenever i need the panther touch once in a while?

    i searched everywhere but for some reason couldnt find any instructions on installing and choosing which system drive you wanna boot off of

    can anyone give me a hand with this ? or link me to a site that can ?

    thanks!!
    -chris
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    sure can, in fact i am booting off of an External drive right now and have been for a few months now

    to select what installation to boot from just open up system prefs and select startup drive
     
  3. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    I know you can but how?

    When I got Tiger I wanted to put it on my 2nd HD inside my PowerMac and keep Panther on the other HD. When I was insalling Tiger it said that I could not nstall it on the 2nd HD. Thinking about it I could have made a clone of Panther on my 2nd HD and then probbly installed Tiger over the top of it. Would that have worked?
     
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

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    You're missing something. I'm not sure what, but boot from the Panther disc and start the installer. Look for buttons that say things like Customize and Options. You want to do a clean install of OS X on that external drive. I don't know of any reason it wouldn't work. I've done it many times.
     

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