Installing iLife/GarageBand onto an External HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NewEyesOpen, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. NewEyesOpen macrumors regular

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    I just received two of the OWC mercury elite al-pro external hard drives and I want to dedicate one of them to recording in GarageBand. How can I install the app to the disk? Do I just put the iLife dvd in the drive and do a custom install of GarageBand onto the external hdd?
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Yes. I believe the external HDD should be an option when installing.
     
  3. NewEyesOpen thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was an option, but it said I couldn't install it because it can only put onto drives with OSX. I tried putting OSX on the external, but it asked me to restart the computer to begin installation process. I canceled because I wasn't sure what to do.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It is an option but it is not an actual possibility. I've tried twice at least and it never worked.
     
  5. NewEyesOpen thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't want to risk ruining or bricking my MBP. So, until I know exactly what I can do, I'll probably keep using GarageBand on the internal disk alone. I wanted to have it in 2 different places but one is fine for now, I suppose.
     

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