install tiger on external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by derajfast, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. derajfast macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2004
    how do i install tiger on my external HD and make it do i select which volume to boot from...i dont have any previous versions of OS X installed on the external HD
  2. fitinferno macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2005
    London, UK
    First off, what type of external HD do you have? If it's only USB, it won't boot. If it is firewire, you need it to be class compliant.

    To boot it from the external, I would just assume that you just install it onto there and then when you're starting up, press cmd+shift+opt+delete to select that volume to boot with...but I've never tried it before, so I can't be positive.
  3. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Install Tiger on external. Then go into system preferences and go under start-up disk.

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