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Bootcamp on external drive?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:36 am    Post subject: Bootcamp on external drive? Reply with quote

I bought a ministack external enclosure. I also bought a 250gb drive for it. My hope was to split that drive into two. Mac and Windows using a 50/50 split. It was also to be the boot disk and the 80gb internal in the mini was going to be for data storage.
It doesn't want to install bootcamp on the external drive. Bootcamp installer says it can't partition an external drive. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a workaround? If the Mac side boots from external, I don't see why the Windows side won't.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried installing OS X on the external, starting up from the external, then running the Boot Camp Installer? Boot Camp creates the Windows partition on the startup drive.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Tried that. Bootcamp said no partitions allowed on external drive, and that was running the installer from either internal or external as the boot device.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe get it installed on the internal, then get a bootable clone to the external?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The procedure is available here:

http://forum.onmac.net/showthread.php?t=1015

Good luck and let us know how this turns out!
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