Minimum Partition size for Snow Leopard

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  1. b17777 macrumors member

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    I have a new IMac on the way and want to make a boot-able partition on a external drive. What is minimum size partition I would need ?
     
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    bootable, as in you can run os x from it or install from it?
     
  3. b17777 thread starter macrumors member

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    yes I want to install the os on it so I can use that instead of the dvd to do any repair work
     
  4. mulo macrumors 68020

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    your contradicting yourself. the os is not installed on the dvd.
     
  5. b17777 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sorry. You used to be able to boot up from your osx install disk and run disk utility, from my Quadra 700 to my mac mini running 10.4. They must have removed that option :rolleyes:. If you don't have an answer or can't comprehend the question then leave it alone.:)
     
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    no, what you said just didn't make sense as the disk actually isn't an install, didn't know if you like wanted to be able to install your own apps on this partition and run say idefrag or summin.

    but if you just want it to appear as an install dvd you just need 8GB :)
     
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    Thread title "Minimum Partition size for Snow Leopard"

    Yes I want to boot off the external drive and run apps
     
  8. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 20GB partition for my system, applications and user folders. It appeared to be too small and I had to move the user folder somewhere else.

    So to answer your question I would say between 30GB and 40GB. But this is for a full system, fully loaded not a rescue boot drive.
     
  9. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    Briefly, give it 20GB. Your Instalations volume depends on what packages you install :eek:
     
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