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OSX Pantehr boot question

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I have OSX installed on an internal H.D.D. I can't erase and reformat that Hard Drive (whenever I try to do that, an error message appears) So, I am going to install OSX on an external hard drive. Before I do that, I am wondering, when I install OSX on this external hard drive, how will I know which hard drive the computer will boot from. In other words, when I turn on teh computer after installing OSX on teh external HD, (keeping teh internal HD in the system with OSX)which drive will teh computer boot from?

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you might need to hold down F after you bear the *bong* to boot off the external.

be forewarned it'll be slow when running off FireWire.
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