Booting from External FW drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by srexy, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    I've scoured my google results to no avail.

    I've done it before to verify a backup but for the life of me can't remember the key sequence to do this...

    How do I boot from my external firewire drive?!

    System is Macbook Pro 2.33ghz Intel core 2 duo w/3gb ram.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Hold down option after the boot tone and select it from the boot loader? :confused:
     
  3. lee.anderson macrumors regular

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    if you want to make a drive bootable, you have to open disk utility, which is in applications >utilities> disk utility

    once open:
    select the disk you want to make bootable >
    go to the partition tab >
    change the volume scheme to 1 partition >
    select options and chose GUID partition table
    and then select apply. But it will also delete all your data on that disk... i think. :)

    This makes your disk bootable for os x. but you will need to install os x on this disk as well (insert the os x cd, reboot and hold C . Chose the external disk and install onto it)
     
  4. srexy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using SuperDuper to backup and one of the options is to make the disk bootable.

    So the sequence is -> Power on ->after chime/startup tone press and hold down option key? - Is this correct?

    Thanks.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That is correct. I had a feeling you had used Super Duper! or CCC.
     

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