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How to install OSX on a NTFS harddisk????

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January 18, 2011 6:18:23 AM

Can anyone help me. I need to install Mac OSX on a NTFS Sata harddisk(sure fits in the mac). Do i have to format it to a Mac format first? Then do i use external sata to USB cable and use disk utility to reformat it? Afterwards if its ready to format do i just push in the Mac OSX disc thats for reformating hard disks?
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January 18, 2011 9:40:37 AM

NTFS is for Windows based OS's only. Any UNIX as well as Linux distro will not install onto a NTFS system. Whatever OSX formats the drive to is the only way to install it.
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January 18, 2011 9:55:07 AM

I know is for windows. So what do i have to do? Like plug it into a windows can reformat? Or plug it into my mac with USB to reformat? Then slow it inside the macbook and put in the OSX disc?
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January 18, 2011 10:30:52 AM

Plug it into your Mac, repartition then format... If you're going to use it in the computer, install it and then install OSX...
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January 18, 2011 11:25:31 AM

marcellis22 said:
Plug it into your Mac, repartition then format... If you're going to use it in the computer, install it and then install OSX...


Er there are several formats

MAC OS EXTENDED(journaled)
MAC OS EXTENDED
MAC OS EXTENDED( Case sensitive , Journaled)
MAC OS EXTENDED ( Case sensitive)

My curent one is MAC OS EXTENDED(journaled) are there any differences?Just want to be safe.

Then if its already a Blank disc. And when i put in the OSX disc, do i have to press anything? Or something will come out automatically
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April 11, 2012 7:47:06 PM

hey is it possible to make a mac partition on the hardisk with windows partition will it lose data..................?
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