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installing and booting from FW HD


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Anyone tried this yet? it'd be helpful so I dont have to wipe my HD since its a production machine.

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As of this time my understanding is that this will not work. XP does not like booting on external drives and this install won't allow for the few possible solutions to get around the problem.

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Use Carbon Copy on external FW HD. Thats what I did, worked with no probs.

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Use Carbon Copy on external FW HD. Thats what I did, worked with no probs.



Can you expand on what you did in a bit more detail? what did you accomplish? are you booting XP from an external FW HD?

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Carbon Copy Cloner is a Mac OS X app so presumably what is being suggested is to clone your current OS X setup onto the external (HFS+ formatted) FW drive and then completely reformat the internal with whatever format is required (FAT32??) and install just Windows on it. Mac OS X has no problems booting off an external FW drive, so...

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Carbon Copy Cloner is a Mac OS X app so presumably what is being suggested is to clone your current OS X setup onto the external (HFS+ formatted) FW drive and then completely reformat the internal with whatever format is required (FAT32??) and install just Windows on it. Mac OS X has no problems booting off an external FW drive, so...



ahh gotcha, yeah I suppose there is always that solution too. Thanks





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