How do you create a bootable external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gangof4, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. gangof4 macrumors member

    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?)
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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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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