Possible to boot OS from portable harddrive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnpc, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. johnpc macrumors member

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    Hello

    I was curious whether it is possible to partition a portable hard drive and load Linux onto it and then boot to the linux partition of my portable hard drive while leaving my macbook pro's harddrive exclusively OSX. If possible, how would I go about doing this?

    Thanks
     
  2. MasterTick macrumors 6502

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    The easiest way I know of is to use UNetbootin, but it's Windows only. I don't know any OSX alternatives.
     
  3. johnpc thread starter macrumors member

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  4. johnpc thread starter macrumors member

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    "UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD."

    How could I do it WITH burning a CD?
     
  5. MasterTick macrumors 6502

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    Oh that's easy, just open Disk Utility, hit CMD+B and select the image to burn.
     

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