How to Format Mac OS X 10.6.8 Leopard using an External Hard-drive?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by peleromera, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2013
    Hello People... Im new to this forum and kinda of a noob.

    I would like to format a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.6.8 Leopard.
    This laptop has a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 and 4GB Ram.

    I want to do this using an External Hard-Drive.
    Can anyone point me in the right direction, what to do? Step by Step?

    PS. I tried using the 'option' key on startup to use Disk Utility and hopefully find a Backup from Apple, but it only shows Mcintosh HD Hard Drive, so no luck with that.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    There is no backup automagically brought to existence unless you created one.

    Anyway, why do you want to format the internal HDD? And do the contents of the internal HDD need to be preserved? And do you have any kind of install media for Mac OS X?

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios

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