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    Default Problems installing Leopard on external USB hdd

    Hi all,
    I'm trying to install OS X Leopard on my Thinkpad T43p. I'm using this release to install:
    http://osx.kbot.de/comments.php?Disc...&page=1#Item_0 , because it is for machines that don't come with SSE3 which my Pentium M probably doesn't understand. As my hdd is small, I want to install OS X to an external USB drive. The installation went well. I formatted the external drive (with MBR, not GUID) and installed OS X. I customized the Installation and told it to install the MBR bootloader. My Laptop is able to boot from USB but when I select the USB drive as the primary boot device in the bios list, it loads until after the BIOS screen and then hangs with a blank prompt and the blinking _ sign in the top left corner.
    I think my problem is either related to MBR problems (maybe I need another boot loader on that drive like Grub?) or to problems of my laptop booting from USB.
    Does anyone have an idea what I might do about this?
    Sorry for asking here. I've been googling around for a while now but it's not that easy to find useful information about this. Not many people seem to want OS X on an external hdd.
    Thanks a lot for your patience and help.



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    same thing happened on my friend's Laptop with Pentium M processor. However it installed on my Laptop with WD passport usb drive and Core Duo processor.

    One more thing..
    When i plug the same ext. hardisk with leopard installed(MBR) on other desktops or laptops the comps are not able to find boot records on drive, however it boots perfectly on my laptop.
    iPhone 4 (ios 4.1, simfree, jailbroken)

 

 

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