How Do I Boot From An External Hard Drive On A PC With The HD Running SL?

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  1. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    hi, i know how to get sl onto the external hard drive, but i have tried multiple times to boot from it, but it just goes back the windows, i have removed the hard drive from the pc, and the external hard drive and switched them, but still no luck. Can someone please help me! i desperately need to do this! thanks in advance!
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Wait, pc...as on a non-Apple machine. No can do.
    If a Mac, boot holding down option button, choose which partition/HD to boot from and there you go.
     
  3. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Hackintoshing is not that simple. You cannot simply use a Mac to make a booting OS X disc, throw that in a PC, and expect it to work. In fact, that method will deal with hardly any of the problems of getting OS X to work. (You know, like, no EFI, no SMC, etc)
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    If you get the OS up and running, I'd put it in this case next.


    [​IMG]
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Obviously the OP is not clear on the concept.
     
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    1) In a previous post he admits to being 13, so he knows EVERYTHING. :rolleyes:
    2) He is determined to do something you are not supposed to do, and should not be talking about in this forum as witnessed by prior posts: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=808157
    3) Reported
     
  7. pcs are junk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no that was for asking for a website link for a download, this is perfectly legal what i am doing as i am install snow leopard on an external hard drive, then booting the external hard drive on a PC, therefore it is perfectly fine.
     
  8. MasterDev macrumors 65816

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    To.Many.Commas.

    It can't be done the way you want to do it. And if you do it the hackintosh way, it's still technically, "illegal".
     
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    FAIL

    It is against the EULA to run Snow Leopard on a non-Apple PC, regardless of how you install it. You won't get help with it here.

    If you want help go to a site like insanelymac where they are more hepful to hackintoshes.
     
  10. pcs are junk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Technically, i am not running it on a non apple machine, because i am running the external hard drive, which is running snow leopard, therefore, i also can just buy a time capsule, wipe it out, install snow leopard on it, then boot onto a pc, there, it is running on an apple machine. happy now that i explained every thing to u?
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I doubt that excuse would fly with the Apple legal people. Waste of time anyway since even if you install on an external HD it won't simply boot on a regular PC; you're obviously not clear on what's involved in booting OSx. You'd do better on insanelymac.com since they help people with hackintoshes.

    I think the OP is simply a troll.
     
  12. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Good luck with that.
     
  13. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Umm the machine it is running on is the one containing the CPU that is executing the code.

    It is installed on a storage device, that is fine. But connecting that storage device to a PC and booting breaks the EULA.
     
  14. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Hard drives "run" nothing, they store data.
     

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