Time Capsule OS X Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JUiCEJamie, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a

    JUiCEJamie

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm thinking of buying a Time Capsule (in the past I've needed a back up of my MBP, but I don't have any hardware big enough for it).

    Apart from backing up, I'd also like to create a partition on it, and run OS X ML on it too. - Is this possible?
     
  2. adamtheturtle macrumors member

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    If I've understood you correctly you want to use a Time Capsule as a computer? That is not possible.

    However if I've misunderstood you then yes, you can make a partition (use Disk Utility in the Applications->Utilities folder) on you MBP and run ML on that, separate to Lion.

    Remember that the ML recovery partition will overwrite Lion's.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    You cannot run an operating system off of a Time Capsule wirelessly.
     
  4. jackhdev macrumors 6502

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    No, you cannot create a partition or run an operation system on a normal network disk, which is what Time Capsule is. If your goal is to boot up to Mountain Lion through your network, then I would recommend installing OS X Server (Mountain Lion version) on a spare Mac and netbooting to it.
     

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