two different bootable back ups on same ext hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fatfreddy, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. fatfreddy macrumors newbie

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    As the title of the post suggests. Can you have two different bootable back ups on the same ext hard drive?

    I am borrowing someone elses and they have a bootable back up of their hard drive on it already. As I am going to instal SL I thought it would be safer to have a bootable back up of my own hard drive on it.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    You need one partition per bootable backup. So if you partiton the drive, yes, you can! :)
     
  3. fatfreddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Brilliant, cheers.

    Also, when I have installed it and everything seems OK. Would I be able to delete the partition (and my back up) from the hard drive?
     

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