How do I install final cut on my notebook/external drive?

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  1. lia77 macrumors member

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    Hi!
    I just got the final cut studio 2 and wanted to install it on my macnotebook. 80GB). Since the program demands about 50 GB of space I tried to install the program on my external hard drive, but it does not work...

    Does anyone have a suggestion? Is there no way to install final cut on an external drive? Can it be a proble of my external drive, or is it simply just not possible?

    Also, are there any other ways to get around the problem? To just install parts of the program? I have just used imovie so far and am not an expert, but would like to progress in my film editing...

    I would be very thankful for some advice!!!


    Krystallia
     
  2. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    does it just not see the drive when you try to install? I installed FCP although its express onto my external FW800 drive ok.
     
  3. lia77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Really??

    It can see teh drive but it has a red explamationmark on it and when i try to click on it, it says that it has te be installed on a running system...:-(
     
  4. lia77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hm, i noticed you had a firewire hard drive...Mine is through USB, maybe that is the problem, or what do you think?
     
  5. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    not sure? how is your USB drive formatted? its not "Fat" is it?
     
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