Discussion in 'macOS' started by wewshit, May 19, 2011.
How to install Mac on External HDD???
If its on an official apple system, plug the drive into the mac, boot the mac from the DVD (hold down the C key when you hear the chime noise as it powers up) and then point it to the external drive when asked where to install to.
Will it work when I used A Pc to boot it up?
No, to boot on a PC it needs to have a different bootloader and some drivers to emulate the Mac EFI and SMC hardware at a minimum. If you booted a distro installer and installed to an external device it might work, as might using nawcom's modcd to install a retail disc, but I have not attempted these myself. Bare in mind that if it works, it would likely only work on the system you installed it on and those with very similar hardware.
I have a lot of experience doing this if you need help. What kind of system are you trying to run it on? Start here:
-search for a tool called iBoot and download it
-burn the iso to cd
-boot from the iboot cd
-when iboot loads, eject cd
-insert your mac installation media
-let the disc spin up and press F5
-this should get you booting started
-if this doesn't get you running the installation cd, hit me back and I'll help you figure out what boot strings will work
But for that?
google it Hackintosh: How to Install OS X Lion 10.7.2 on a PC (Unibeast + Muiltibeast)