View Full Version : Booting OSX from a firewire HD...on my pc?
08-06-2007, 08:21 PM
Okay. I was listening to the tech guy podcast, and Leo was explaining that a caller could install OSX onto a firewire external HD, and then boot from that drive on their mac. Well, I have ubuntu and the grub bootloader on my pc, and I whenever I leave a thumbdrive in the pc it stops me, so I assume I can boot from a removable drive. So, my question is could I install OSX on an external Hard Drive and boot into it using grub?
08-07-2007, 12:11 AM
no, need mac hardware
08-07-2007, 12:15 AM
okay, what about with something I've found known as OSx86?
08-07-2007, 12:39 AM
okay, I found this:
one more question: Can I use an old ipod as that external drive? And if I do, will i permanently ruin it, or just until I run the restorer built into itunes?
08-07-2007, 02:09 AM
I think from futher research that I can indeed use my ipod for this, and I should be able to restore it at any time.
08-31-2007, 10:06 AM
I run OSx86, you can't just install ordinary OS 10 to an external hard drive on a Mac and then transfer it over to your PC and boot it, it won't work. You need to download a patched OSx86 DVD, I recommend uphuck's DVDs as they are good solid releases.