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    hey all,

    I have previously installed a copy of osx onto a virtual drive on my laptop just to see it working - took ages and ran pretty slow.

    I want to install a version as a true botting version but I don;t relly want it on my primary hard drive.

    Heres my question(and apologies if its stupid).

    Can I install a hacked mac install onto a, say 20 gb, partion of an external usb 2.0 bus powered HDD so that I can choose to boot into either Vista (main drive) XP (on usb), Ubuntu (on usb) or osx (hopefully on usb)?

    Thanks

    Malc



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    Yes. Best option is if your BIOS supports USB booting to leave your main internal HDD alone and install a bootloader (I'd probably recommend GRUB in combination with netkas' EFI solution) in the MBR to manage all your separate partitions. When installing OS X just remember to go into disk utility and format the correct partition on your USB HDD then install as normal.

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    cool, I managed to come across a thread or two describing ext hdd installs. I've used grub before when I dual booted vista and ubuntu so I'm comfotable usig it.

    Thanks.

    Malc

 

 

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