How to eject my external drive I am currently booting from?
I am soon to be replacing my hard drive in my mac after it died. In the mean time, I downloaded Yosemite on an external drive and booting up from that. (all my backup data is on a separate drive btw).
But when it comes time to install the new internal drive, do I need to "eject" my external drive that I am booting from? Is that even possible?
Or would it be safe to just shut down my computer and then unplug the external drive from the computer?
Seems unsafe that I wont be able to somehow eject it before taking the USB out. Or, I could restart the computer, holding down Option - tell my mac to stop booting from ext drive and boot from dead drive. Then restart and hold down command+R, go into disk utility and unmount the external disk I was booting from. Would that be safe for the ext drive? Then shut down - and get to installing the new internal drive! :)
P.S. I am not able to boot from my failing hard-drive, I cant get past the apple logo loading screen, just fyi.
Is this a good question?