Booting from external hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Habitus, May 7, 2009.

  1. Habitus macrumors 6502a

    Habitus

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    Is it possible to boot from a external hard drive instead of my internal drive?
     
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    Sure.

    Hit the power button and quickly hold option on the keyboard. Pick a drive.
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    #3

    Make sure the external drive is GUID Partition table setup, otherwise you cannot boot from it with an Intel mac...
     

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