Trying to install OS to external HD from a different computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by The.316, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. The.316 macrumors 65816

    The.316

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    I have an older iMac that is giving me problems. When I boot it up, it gives me the grey screen with a flashing apple and folder icon with a question mark in it. I removed the HD and re-formatted it on my MBP, and I tried to boot the MBP from the iMac's installation CD, but I get the same flashing icons on my MBP, which is probably because I have a different install CD in my MBP.

    My question is, is there a way I can install the iMac's installation CD onto the external HD, from another computer?
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    #2
    No, but you should be able to install it on the external drive with it plugged into you iMac.
     

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