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10.4: Create a simpler PowerPC and Intel boot drive
Authored by: apolet on Jul 20, '06 08:08:27AM

I found a mistake in this hint and I'll tell you how to make it work.
Here are the right steps to follow (note step 10!):

1-Connect the external drive to the Intel Mac and start up from the Intel Install DVD.

2-Launch Disk Utility.

3-Partition the external drive as GUID (use the Options button), make a single partition.

4-Quit Disk Utility. Back in Install, you can now install Mac OS X on the external drive.

5-After the installation finishes, the Intel Mac restarts from the external drive and you create an account. Restart again from the Intel Install DVD. Don't update nor install anything else to keep the size small, you will understand in step 7 (*).

6-Launch Disk Utility again.

7-Create an image ("New Image" button) of the newly created volume on your external drive, and save it on the Intel Mac's internal hard drive.
(*) Now you understand.

8-Format the external drive again into two [or more) partitions. This time you will choose "Apple Partition Scheme" in the Options. You will use only two of the partitions for the installations.

9-Label one of the partitions Intel, the other PPC.

10-Restart the Intel Mac from its internal HD, mount the image you created in step 7, and launch disk utility.

11-Restore the image you made in step 7 onto the Intel partition. You can now update and add whatever you want. You have now made an external drive that can boot from Intel Macs.

12-Shut down everything and connect the external drive to a PowerPC Mac.

13-Using the PowerPC Install disk, install Mac OS X on the PPC partition of the external drive. You now have an external disk that can boot from either Intel or PPC Macs !

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