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Can you run multiple OS' on a mac computer off a external HDD


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#1 angas5

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:48 AM

Hi guys,

 

My question is as above. i want to run linux off of an external hard drive.

the computer and operating system im running at the moment is a Mac OS X Version 10.6.3 and its a Mac book pro

 

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#2 Mr Gibberish

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:23 PM

I don't own a mac, so my comment is purely based off what I've read online.

 

Yes you can install linux onto an external drive, depending what distribution you choose they may have a seperate iso file released for mac systems (as is the case for Ubuntu for example), and you will probably want to store the bootloader on your external drive to avoid issues (so don't use the default installation options). I wish I could provide you with a more detailed guide, but as I mentioned I'm not very mac familiar, as I own a pc. I mostly wanted to respond to this to help get the ball rolling since your post is nearly 1 month old and has no responses thus far. Do you have a particular linux distro in mind?


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