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It is possible, but it's not straight forward. This detailed step by step guide (which I did) contains all you need to know to install and run Windows 7 or 8 from an external drive (USB3 or thunderbolt): http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html To sum up, this guide will help you: Get the Windows installation ...


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I have an external hard drive with several installers on it. All you need to do is make several partitions, each large enough for the disc you're imaging. (My drive has 10.4 Tiger PPC, 10.5 Leopard PPC, 10.5 Leopard Intel, and 1.6 Snow Leopard on it, and I have a Lion USB flash drive.) I made the images using Disk Utility's Restore feature. Select the ...


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Quick and Simple: Since it's a GPT disk you can run gpart recover /dev/disk1 to fix the table. You blew away the first ~700MB of the drive, so any partitions touching that area are gone too (more or less). The rest of the disk should be fine. I'm not sure if OSX comes with gpart, so you may need to download it somewhere. The longer details: Concerning the ...


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According to your output, you copied 645MB to disk, which means the EFI and first ~440MB of the Linux partition were overwritten. Your Backup and Misc partitions were not modified, so the data in them can be recovered... if you can find them. This may be relatively easy1. GUID partition tables are stored at both the beginning and end of the drive, so as ...


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The Mavericks installer comes with a tool to make bootable installer. Just use sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app --nointeraction


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Had the same problem. Thought the file "createinstallmedia" was missing, but that wasn't the case. Then I realised I simply needed to make it executable with the following command: sudo chmod +x /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia This will create the executable that DiskMaker X initially couldn't find. After ...


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This might be considered pure opinion rather than fact, but I'd say just dedicate a spare HD to it & set up Time Machine. I use both Win & Mac here, Macs backed to Time Machine & Win to Acronis. Time Machine wins hands down. The Time Machine can be used to recover files when your OS X HD is crashed. Just put in a new drive, recover from Time ...


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To check whether a disk drive is bootable, open Terminal (in Applications>Utilities) and type (replace /Volumes/SSD with the folder your disk drive is mounted at): bless --info /Volumes/SSD/ If the output looks similar to this: finderinfo[0]: 0 => No Blessed System Folder finderinfo[1]: 0 => No Blessed System File finderinfo[2]: 0 ...


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Why use Linux for this? Just do it in OS X. To prepare the USB drive (e.g. 8-GB flash drive), you need to partition it using the GUID scheme and format it to the file system standard 'Macintosh Extended (Journaled)', also known as 'HFS+ (Journaled)'. Then use Disk Utility's Restore feature to copy the contents of the iso image file (Source) to the USB drive ...


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You should know there is no such this as "BIOS" on a Mac (the equivalent system is called EFI, but you don't boot into it to change settings). To boot from a DVD or any other external medium, you'll have to hold down the Option ⌥ key while booting. Then you'll get a list with all the bootable devices and there you can select the device you want to boot from. ...


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Apparently your USB stick, to be bootable, must be setup for EFI/GPT.


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Having done this myself: # dd if=freebsd.img of=/dev/hda at some point in the past (oops! I meant fd0!) I can pretty much guarantee that the contents of disk1s1 and disk1s2 are trashed. But disk1s3 and disk1s4 will be just fine! You just need to figure out what the partition table is supposed to be and correct it. I suggest recovering from the GPT ...


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a) You can use the free and open source Mac Linux USB Loader app to make a bootable USB drive. OR b) Follow the instructions for How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X (it has a step to convert ISO files to IMG before writing it to the USB drive).


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As far as I know, you can't "launch" the installation directly from Windows. From there, you have two choices : Normally, you should have a recovery partition on your Mac. Boot on this one, you'll be able to repair or reinstall OS X. Create a bootable USB stick with OS X on it to reinstall your main partition. There are lots of tutorials that show how to ...


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Borrow a trick from Apple - set the partition type to something besides Apple_HFS. The Apple_Boot partition type is used by Lion Recovery, and should provide the exact behavior you want. This process is NOT for the faint-of-heart, and you should definitely have a backup. If any of this process is unclear, DO NOT DO IT. Note that all numbers and drive names ...


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I'm not sure about Apple's current policies, but you might be able to order replacement DVDs via an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Store -- if so, they'd be treated a bit like repair parts, not as retail items. Also, note that you'll need disks specifically for your model, as there was a special build of 10.5.7 (build 9J3050) with support for ...


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Bootcamp simply isn't designed to install Windows on an external drive. 7. If I have more than one hard drive, can I install Microsoft Windows on any drive? You can use Boot Camp to install Windows on any internal hard drive, but not on an external hard drive.


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Note: The updated steps for installing Windows 8.1 are given here. My hardware and software differs from yours. I will first document how I tested my answer and then try to adapt the answer to your needs. Since this is a fairly long answer, the adaption will be given as a separate answer. My computer is an iMac (20-inch Mid 2007). The version of OS X is ...


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The simple process is to use Apple's Bootcanp to handle three problems you face in booting from windows: Partitioning your internal drive (you can skip this - it's what Bootcanp wants, but purely optional) Supply drivers - XP almost certainly won't have correct drivers for new Macs. Since you didn't mention your hardware, it might be old enough to not ...


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Well, here are a few things: 1) That OS X installation disk (10.6), will only install Snow Leopard for your 2009 MBP You cannot use that disk for OS X installs on other machines 2) Generally, the applications disk is nearly useless. Your milage may vary, but I've never, ever used them. 3) Obviously your external drive (USB you say?) will have to have ...


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Solved it I copied the same Install OS X Mavericks.app in a different Mac that was running on Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and tried DiskMaker X and it worked. I'm not sure but maybe the reason was that OS X Mavericks GM Build doesn't support the command that was used or maybe there's a different way to copy things on OS X Mavericks using terminal. Update I tried ...


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Download the desired .img file Open a Terminal (under Utilities) If you have and .iso file, you could convert to .img with the command hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/path/to/target.img ~/path/to/source.iso. Run diskutil list to get the current list of devices Insert your flash media Run diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your ...


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Boot into Recovery from the USB. Instead of opening Disk Utility, open Terminal instead. Run the command diskutil list to see that your drive is being recognised. It should list two disks, one being your bootable drive, the other your SSD, and provide you with a disk identifier (such as disk0). If it doesn't show up, check that you have installed it ...


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Locate the .iso file you want to burn and place it on your Desktop: Navigate to to Disc Utility (Applications -> Utilities -> Disc Utility) Once Disc Utility is opened, drag and drop the .iso file into the side panel and highlight the .iso file: Click Convert located at the top: Under Convert use the settings of Where: Desktop, ...


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Though it may be possible to create and boot a WinPE thumb drive on a Mac, the purpose of WinPE (or WinRE) is custom-tailored to the needs of admins/users of Windows systems/software/file systems. Apple (and your Mac) provides its own measures to diagnose your hard- and software, so there is no need to create a Windows PE Bootable USB-thumb drive. ...


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Here's something to try... If your Mac Pro has issues with booting from USB but will boot from a DVD, create a DVD from the USB installer. If you know how to do this then ignore the rest, grab a dual-layer DVD and get cracking. If not, read on... First, mount your USB installer and then go to Disk Utility. Highlight the partition Install OS X Yosemite on ...


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Here's one way of doing it, it's not elegant but it will work. Download and install Virtualbox and install Windows on it from your .ISO file. This will verify your .ISO is working. Once you've got Windows installed, download Rufus. This will create a bootable USB drive that will boot your MacBook, assuming the .ISO is good to begin with. Once that's done ...


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Follow these steps to create an .img file from the .iso file you have, and then copy to the USB stick. This will also change the filesystem that is on the USB to make it bootable. Open the Terminal Application. Type command to convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option. hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/path/to/target.img ~/path/to/ubuntu.iso ...


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Since this question has been marked as a duplicate, I have moved my answer to the other question. Please see my answer posted at Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices.



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