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Installing BootCamp on an External Firewire Drive

 
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Themorioles
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:34 pm    Post subject: Installing BootCamp on an External Firewire Drive Reply with quote

I just purchased a new MacMini (Intel) and a 320GB external hard drive (both Firewire and USB 2.0). Do to the fact that the MacMini has a small hard drive, I would like to boot Windows XP (SP2) off of the external firewire/USB 2.0 hard drive.

I also want to keep my iTunes library stored on the external hard drive, so I will need to partition the hard drive so it can include both the windows drivers and data for iTunes/Back-up.

How can I boot Windows off an external hard drive and how can I partition the drive to keep other data on the drive as well.

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a hack posted somewhere, but Windows, at this point, was not designed to boot from an external drive. I loaded OSx on the external, then formatted the internal drive and loded Windows only. The external will boot faster than the internal, so put your preferred OS on the external. Since you are posting here, my guess is that the Mac OS is preferred.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haxie:

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