OS X on a firewire drive

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aethier, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. aethier macrumors 6502a

    aethier

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    #1
    Hello, is there a way to install os x on external hard drives with out having to reboot the computer, as i don't want to reboot...


    aethier
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Just a word of friendly advice: I hope that your friend has a "legal" copy of Tiger. If not, you won't get a lot of help here. I don't care either way - to me, it's such an early beta that it won't hurt for people to play with it. But a lot of others will jump on you if it isn't a valid copy.

    Unfortunately, I can't help with your problem. I would, but I just don't know the answer.
     
  3. aethier thread starter macrumors 6502a

    aethier

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    Thanks for the advice, anyways i don't really care anymore either as i figured it out on my own..

    aethier
     
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Can't install the OS without rebooting. It's Step 1.
     
  5. janey macrumors 603

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    not quite, you can use Pacifist to install without rebooting, provided its on a different drive.
     
  6. aethier thread starter macrumors 6502a

    aethier

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    yup as i did it

    all you have to do is open the terminal, navigate to the tiger dvd, find OSInstall.mpkg

    open it

    install on external harddrive without rebooting... go me. :D
     
  7. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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  8. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Cool. I didn't know it would do the whole OS.
     

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