How do you create a bootable external drive?

gangof4

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I'm running SL 10.6.8 and backing up hourly via TM on a LaCie 1TB external drive. How would I create a bootable drive and about how much memory would it need (Would it fit on a 15 gb Cruzer stick drive?)
 

balamw

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Aug 16, 2005
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In general running OS X off of flash performs poorly at best.

The easiest way is to boot from your OS X install disc and point it at the external drive in question.

If the drive is large enough, CCC or SuperDuper can also be used.

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