Mac Mini: Disable internal hard disk

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  1. timswim78
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    I have a PPC Mac Mini, and I am running Tiger off of an external hdd because it is much faster and has much more storage space.

    Is there a way that I can disable the internal hdd? I would like to be able to shut it off and leave it shut off, until I re-enable it. So far, I have just been unmounting it every time I boot up.
     
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    I didn't know you could unmount an internal drive. That's pretty cool, especially if I ever boot from an external.
     
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    You can unmount any drive as long as it isn't in use and doesn't contain the OS you are currently booting from.
     
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    Is it possible to 'unmount' it in your Login items so it does it for you automatically? I used the same method to mount a network drive automatically... maybe it works both ways.
     

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