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Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by dekard, Nov 4, 2011.
Does the disk contain your Mac OS X partition? If so, then you need to boot from a different disk.
yeah makes sense, but how do i boot osx from a different disk? Can I install it on usb or ipod and boot from there?
Yes, you can install Mac OS X to an external USB or FireWire drive and boot from it. It's always handy to a have a second drive to boot from when doing partitioning work.
I think only the old FireWire iPods were usable as an external harddrive. If you don't have one of those, then you'll need to use something else.