Mac OS X External installation

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  1. iunnohead, Jul 3, 2008
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    iunnohead macrumors regular

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    I bought a MacBook with Mac OS X Leopard pre-installed, and it came with the discs. Would it be possible to plug in an external hard drive and then install Mac OS X Leopard from these discs on the Hard Drive to later boot from if I have have problems and need to? If so, how would I do this?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    That won't work and in any event it would be a violation of the EULA.

    The best way to do what you're suggesting is to use software that can clone the system to an external hard drive as a backup and make that drive bootable.

    Look for "SuperDuper" (shareware)

    Carbon Copy Cloner (donation ware)

    Both are excellent.

    Regards.
     
  3. iunnohead thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh okay. I'll get CCC. How do I make it bootable?
     

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