Install snow leopard to a firewire drive?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by X1Lightning, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. X1Lightning macrumors 6502

    X1Lightning

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    Can i install snow leopard straight to a firewire drive?
    If so what is the best way to do this? i don't want to just clone the internal drive to the firewire drive, i want a clean install to play with.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Boot from the install disk and plug in the drive and install OS X into it. All Mac and some drives doesn't support booting from FW though (can't remember which but you can try it anyway)
     
  3. X1Lightning thread starter macrumors 6502

    X1Lightning

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    that is odd that there would be some drives that cant boot from firewire
     
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    Yea but it's true. Maybe their driver/firmware doesn't support it or it has been disabled. Most drives do though
     

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