Boot Format

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Gesture Veteran Member • Posts: 8,849
Boot Format

Let's say pre-APFS, will a Mac boot from a ExFAT formatted drive?

Thanks.

Nick on the Baltic
Nick on the Baltic Regular Member • Posts: 348
Re: Boot Format

Gesture wrote:

Let's say pre-APFS, will a Mac boot from a ExFAT formatted drive?

Thanks.

Boot what OS?

If you mean MacOS, I'm pretty sure you can't install in on ExFAT, since it requires filesystem capabilities that aren't there. Same would go for any other Unix-type OS.

Windows, maybe. Probably depends on the version - read up on Bootcamp or the VM of your choice.

Other OS's? <shrug>. Try installing it and see.

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JPAlbert Senior Member • Posts: 1,084
Re: Boot Format

"Let's say pre-APFS, will a Mac boot from a ExFAT formatted drive?"

No. Not the Mac OS.
(Not much more to say on this subject)

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