Designgeek's Stupid Question of the Week: Boot Windows from Firewire Disk

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by designgeek, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. designgeek macrumors 65816

    designgeek

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    Hey all, I have a cramped windows partition on my hard drive which is now full, I'd love to reclaim the space by moving it to my Firewire hard drive which has much more available to dedicate to Windows. I used the "Restore" feature of Disk Utility creating an identical copy but when I restarted my computer to boot from it there was no choice of a firewire drive. I checked in the Startup Disk pref pane it wasn't to be seen, and that didn't even show the current Windows partition that was an option when I restarted. When I get info on the volumes in disk utility it says EXACTLY the same thing about each. So needless to say, I'm slightly annoyed but somehow I think I'm trying to get it to work in a way that it can't. Thanks in advance.:)

    PS, I'm using NTFS drivers so the format of the drive is not an issue as far as i know.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Pretty sure Bootcamp does not support anything but an internal drive (at least officially, there may be some hacks)
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I've read of hacks to get windows to boot from external drives, but bootcamp only supports booting from the internal HD. IIRC. the hack was more than I would want to try.
     

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