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#1 TempleCat

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

I have mulled around an idea, and wondering what anyone else thinks or has any advice.

Would like to use three external hard drives.  One for Windows, one for Mac and One for Linux.  And then make it so I can use any of the three systems with my PC.  I don't know anything about how to do this, just a brainstorm, however I think it would be really cool and convenient to be able to do this.  Has anyone here done this, or have any idea what would be needed to make this doable? thanks in advance. guitar.gif



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:55 PM

You can do Windows and Linux easily but for Mac it would be a bit more difficult in terms of compatibility. 


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:23 AM

compatibility with the motherboard, or just in general?



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

Technically, Mac's have to be on specific Apple hardware, so they aren't as compatible as Windows-based PC's when it comes to hardware.  If you want a Mac, you should either buy one from Apple or build a hackintosh using specific hardware.  TonyMacX86 has a list of hardware and possible configurations.  There are also specific installation instructions you need to follow for OSX on non-Apple branded hardware.


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