Booting from a Firewire external hard disk - Windows Drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MacAndy74, May 15, 2009.

  1. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    So here is my bright idea. I still may want to have Windows on my iMac for work projects *sigh* :rolleyes:

    I think I came up with a solution, I rather not partition my iMac (when I buy it) 1TB drive for Windows. Don't want Windows on my main disk - I need the storage for Mac things, personal stuff etc.

    Is it possible to boot from a Firewire connected external HDD to run Windows?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    not without a lot of hassle. Bootcamp only supports booting from the base drive.
     
  3. MacAndy74 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Darn. I thought I was onto such a smart idea. :(
     
  4. MacAndy74 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Or maybe there's a way I can install Windows {pick_name} on a PC onto the Firewire drive and then connect to the iMac - there must be a key combination to boot from external device on iMac? :confused:
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If you try that, it definitely will not work. You can't simply boot into a Windows bootable disk from another machine. Try searching mroogle for something like "windows external drive".
     

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