8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2012 6:13 PM by Jeff Friedman
Jeff Friedman Level 3 Level 3 (520 points)

My internal 1TB hard drive on my iMac is dead and I don't have the money to replace it at the moment.

I have everything backed up on an external 1TB drive using Time Machine. As a workaround for the time being,

Is there any way I can install the system on the external drive and use that as the boot drive without erasing the Time Machine

Backups?  It seems to me I would have to have two partitions for the external drive, one for the system, and

one for Time Machine. But is there any way to add a partition without erasing the existing one with

Time Machine only on it?

 

Sorry if line breaks here are weird. Doing this from iPhone.