Will my Mac Pro OS-X drive Boot on a Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by parkie, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. parkie macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2007
    Me and a friend are doing a music project and I've bought a firewire external drive especially for it. What I want to do is instal OS-X on this firewire drive take round to my friends, plug it in to his Macbook Pro and boot from. My question is: will it work? The thing is I installed OS-X using my Mac Pro!!

    hope you can help, I just want to know if it'll pick up the different hardware OK or will I have to reinstall at his end?

  2. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    I made a clone of my Macbook Pro hard drive onto a firewire hard drive, and plugged it into my friends Macbook and everything was fine.

    I dont know if just installing OS X on it will make it bootable though.
  3. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    It'll work. You may run into minor issues if you boot it on machines that have different hardware than the one you created the installation with, but that shouldn't cause too many problems. I used to do this with a G5 and a few powerbooks and it worked fine.

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