Mac OS X External installation

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iunnohead, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. iunnohead, Jul 3, 2008
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013

    iunnohead macrumors regular

    May 10, 2008
    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 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    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.

  3. iunnohead thread starter macrumors regular

    May 10, 2008
    Oh okay. I'll get CCC. How do I make it bootable?

Share This Page