Help, can't install OS X on FireWire drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ghall, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Okay, I'm trying to install Mac OS X Tiger on my external FireWire drive. When I try to install it, it says that I can't boot from the drive. The drive is partitioned, but that shouldn't matter, right? I tried reformatting it, and everything. No luck. I don't want to use USB because I heard it can get unstable if your booting from it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    The standard Mac OS Extended (Journaled). That's the right format, right?

    PS: Is it just me, or has Mad Jew replied to almost every single thread I have started?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That's bizarre. Even though that's the correct format, I'd try reformatting the partition to ensure something strange didn't happen in the format process earlier. :)
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    Repartition the drive, and when doing so, click the Options button and be sure to use GUID Partition Table.
     

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