How do i install OS on external hard drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by princealfie, May 31, 2006.

  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

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    Salt Lake City UT
    #1
    I have a notebook drive in an enclosure and want to know whether I can install the os onto the drive by specifying the external hard drive as the target disk. Then I plan to take out the notebook drive and put it in the notebook. Just wondering whether this works or not.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Portland, OR
    #2
    Absolutely, as long as it's firewire (though that may have changed with the MacTels). Just boot from the Installer DVD and choose the external.
     

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