Can You Use The New USB Lion Drive / Full Install External Drive ?

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  1. Jedi macrumors regular

    Jedi

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    Hi Guy`s ,

    Can you use the new Apple OS-X Lion thumb drive to do a full system install on an external drive { i.e.: External Firewire 800 drive } , and then go to sys. pref. and boot from that drive ?


    Many thanks for your help. :)

    Gary 

    2010 Mac-Mini / 4 Gig`s Ram
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Good Question

    In theory, it should be possible, but I'm wondering about path recognition, I'm looking to get my hands on one of these drives but as yet they are not available in Th UK
     
  3. biohead macrumors 6502

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  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks Will Buy

    I will get one at the weekend, I wonder if the apple store here in Cardiff has them......Will ring them:)

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    The USB stick IS bootable, so I reckon you could be okay:)
     
  5. Jedi thread starter macrumors regular

    Jedi

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    Thanks guy`s for your replies.

    If any of you get one and plan to load to an external drive to boot from , please post.

    Thanks again :)

    Gary 
     

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