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    Question Boot Camp on External Drive

    I have a 160 Gig Internal Drive which is almost full. And a 500 Gig External drive which is empty. I just have SnowLeopard Developers Preview installed on it. So I booted into SnowLeopard and opened BootCamp assistant. It said that I can partition my External HD and have to boot into my Internal HD (Leopard) and Install Windows on the Internal Drive. On booting into Leopard, It does not show my External HD in the Partition wizard.

    Any patch/fix to install BootCamp on the External HD ?
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    Yes. Use rEFIt Boot loader and just install on an external hard drive with no boot camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdb424 View Post
    Yes. Use rEFIt Boot loader and just install on an external hard drive with no boot camp.
    Later, can I revert back to the EFI bootloader ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jashsayani View Post

    Any patch/fix to install BootCamp on the External HD ?
    I was wondering something like that since I'm sharing my Mac and was planning on getting me a external hard drive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jashsayani View Post
    Later, can I revert back to the EFI bootloader ?
    Yep. rEFIt just blesses itself and loads on top of the existing EFI. Uninstall, and the system will work as normal.

    As for the topic, AFAIK Windows itself really doesn't like being on an external drive (silly Windows), BUT there's a tutorial for makin' it happen here. You'll have to use Boot Camp Assistant to make a small (5GB) partition on the internal drive for it to work, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by jashsayani View Post
    On booting into Leopard, It does not show my External HD in the Partition wizard.
    Please double check that. There's NO REASON your external HD shouldn't show up in Disk Utility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PathDaemon View Post
    Please double check that. There's NO REASON your external HD shouldn't show up in Disk Utility.
    It does show in DiskUtility. But it does not show in BootCamp Partition Assistant.
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