Time Capsule OS X Question

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

  1. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    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

    Dec 5, 2011
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You cannot run an operating system off of a Time Capsule wirelessly.
  4. jackhdev macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    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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