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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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Open Terminal, and type this command to list all partitions on your hard drive or SSD: diskutil list Identify the "Recovery HD." For example: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *120.0 GB disk0 1: EFI ...


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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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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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Your SSD drive may already be non bootable. Let's suppose your SSD drive is mounted in /Volumes/SSD. Then open a Terminal (in Applications>Utilities) and type: 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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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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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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I have partitioned my 64 GB USB stick into two parts, one being 5 361 369 088 b large out of which 5 951 488 b is free after making it Mavericks installation disk.


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The problem with creating a bootable thumb drive from an XP installer ISO is that it is not officially supported by Microsoft. There are however lots of places out there with utilities that will take the XP (or other) ISO files and put it on a thumb drive and make it a bootable installer. Like this, for example ...


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Server.app is just a set of scripts and apps that run on top of the base OS X. So just follow the guides for 10.9 USB media. So, I just carry a second USB drive with server.app and other downloads and use the first drive to install the OS, the second to outfit that image after it it running.


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I have tried that, and all i get is a black screen and a white blinking underscore. I have tried other things to fix but I can't seem to fine a good enough solution. Also, my pc is brand new and I built so there is no optical drive. Plus, i have never installed windows before.


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Snow Leopard does not have a Recovery HD. That feature was introduced in OS X 10.7 Lion. You can't create Snow Leopard recovery disks either — that requires Lion too. To create a bootable environment, you need to use the OS X installer. For this, you will need an install media to create the bootable partition. See: How can I download Snow Leopard?


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While Googling for the same desire (instead, I have Linux/Win as dual boot available hosts) considering to abuse Yumi for it. I found Easy2Boot, which looks promising. Here's a forum topic about the Easy2Boot tool including YouTube video: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/162640-install-all-windows-install-isos-from-1-multiboot-usb-drive/ ...


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There is always the possibility to run Windows 7 as a virtual image (e.g. VMWare, VirtualBox). Works well from an external drive and has the advantage that you can start the image from any computer that has the software installed.


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Yes. I've done this before multiple times. Pay attention to the following during the installation: Enter Disk Utility to format the disk. In the tab select partition. Then click on option and select: Format as GUID Otherwise the drive won't be bootable.


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You could always trust the official Apple instructions.



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