Time Capsule OS X Question

JUiCEJamie

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Mar 22, 2011
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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?
 

adamtheturtle

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Dec 5, 2011
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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.
 

jackhdev

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Apr 9, 2011
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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?
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.