2012 Mac mini can't boot from iMac SSD off of TB

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MrXiro, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. MrXiro macrumors 68040

    MrXiro

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    I have a 27 inch iMac from 2011, been booting to a thunderbolt SSD fine for the last 2 months, today I got my new Mac mini and I can't seem to boot to the SSD off of the same thunderbolt connection.

    Any ideas why?
     
  2. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

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    You need a custom build of Mac OS X to boot the mini. The instance on the Thunderbolt drive does not have that build.
     
  3. MrXiro thread starter macrumors 68040

    MrXiro

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    Ah. So the only way to get it to work would be to clone the Mac mini drive?
     
  4. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

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    Or to wait for 10.8.3, which is rumored to be a unified release for all Macs.
     
  5. MrXiro thread starter macrumors 68040

    MrXiro

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    I think I might just abandon my purchase of the Mac Mini... I don't think any monitor I buy will look half as good as the 27 inch iMac's and though the Mac Mini is fast. It's not necessary, I was also hoping to save some money by getting one and selling my iMac, but I don't think I will at this point.
     
  6. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

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    I've read here that you can use the iMac monitor as a monitor for the mini...with the right adapter.
     

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