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Question: Running Mavericks + FCPX on External Boot Drive?

Hello


I have a 2010 Mac Pro with 2 x 2.93 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon. Running OS X 10.6.8 and FCP 7.


I want to run Mavericks and FCPX on an external drive to test FCPX and if I would be comfortable using it.


Is this possible? If so, how do I do it?


Need help asap please.


Thank you.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2 x 2.93 6 core (12 core) 16Gb Ram 512Gb SSD 1TB internal

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Apr 23, 2014 7:19 AM in response to nolanscott In response to nolanscott

Hi


I spent around 6 hours clearing out some crap from my original boot drive, bought Super Duper, cloned the drive to an external drive, booted from external drive, downloaded Mavericks, tried to install and got this... [see screen] (!!)


I tried to do as it says but can't changed the partition as it's the boot drive. What now?? Thanks


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Apr 23, 2014 7:41 AM in response to Tom Wolsky In response to Tom Wolsky

Thanks for the reply. I'm booted on the external drive with 10.6.8 OS, and trying to update in the app store, but Mavericks will not install on the external boot. Says "Doesn't use GUD partition". I followed the on-screen instructions, but Disk Utillity cannot change to GUD partition as it's the Boot Drive.


Apolgoes if I misread your answer. Suffering from acute Noobism.


Thanks

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Apr 23, 2014 8:19 AM in response to Tom Wolsky In response to Tom Wolsky

What this story makes apparent is that Mavericks is more picky than SL about the partition map.

SL can boot from a drive which is partitioned using APM, while Mavericks cannot.

You can still clone with SuperDuper, but you'll have to erase and change the partition to GUID first.

In Disk Utility, select the drive, click on "Partition", choose the desired number of partitions, and then click the Options button. It should look like this:


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Question: Running Mavericks + FCPX on External Boot Drive?