boot up from external hdd

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  1. shiunn macrumors 6502

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    ppl,
    I've got an osx installed in my internal hdd and external hdd. I am in the middle of a 'migration' and now I need to boot from my external hdd to use some of my old drivers. Does anyone know how I can do that? thanks
     
  2. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    I believe you have to set that in "Disk Utility." Type in disk utility into spotlight, open it, and you should be able to set it as your boot disk.
     
  3. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Restart you computer and hold option after the bong. Choose the external drive.
     
  4. shiunn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    excellent, it worked.

    just another side question, will apple repair my macbook if i've installed my own memory and hdd in it? its owc memory and WD hdd.
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    they will so long as it isn't your ram or hard drive that's faulty.
     
  6. shiunn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i've got a problem with my airport at the moment. I don't know how they'll fix it for me, but in case they're thinking of giving me a new macbook (hehe), what will happen to my ram and hdd?
     
  7. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    For this reason I would keep the old HD and RAM around.
     
  8. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, they should, as long as you havn't broken the warenty seal while putting the new stuff in, and if it isnt a ram or HDD problem, obviously.
     
  9. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    It's a very good idea to keep the factory parts though.
     
  10. shiunn thread starter macrumors 6502

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