Formatting External Drive (Journaled?)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by SpaceJello, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. SpaceJello macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2006
    Hey all, I have an external drive and was thinking of partitioning it into 2 partitions with one for my computer back up. I am looking to do a bootable backup on firewire.

    I am not sure about these:
    1) Should I format it into mac os extened journaled? I have read somewhere that external drives shouldn't be journaled?
    2) Can one boot from external drives for an intel mac? I am confused about that. I know PowerPC you can.

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Make sure you use the GUID Partition Table (in one of the Options when you're reformatting it) and it shouldn't matter. It should then be bootable. :)

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