Can I install Mountain Lion from an External NTFS HDD?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Shady IIV, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. Shady IIV, Jul 12, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014

    Shady IIV macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I bought a SSD for my Early 2008 MBP and want to do a fresh installation of Mountain Lion on it (I don't like Mavericks).

    Sadly I don't have a USB Stick that is big enough to fit the 4 GB image ...

    I found this guide here: http://shayashi.net/tech/installing-os-x-from-external-hard-drive/

    I wasn't aware that that is even possible. I'm guessing he has a NTFS HDD (because who hasn't) - so is it?

    Thanks

    edit: I'm not really interested in an answer anymore, because I've realized I can't create a new partition without formatting. I guess I have to go buy a new USB stick.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can't install Mac OS X from or to a NTFS partition, only HFS+. Many Mac users don't have a NTFS formatted external hard drive.
     

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