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semaja2
Mar 16, 2006, 12:18 AM
Hey guys is it possible with some sort of tweak to use a USB harddrive as a boot drive for macosx?

PS using ibook g4



homerjward
Mar 16, 2006, 12:19 AM
afaik the "sort of tweak" you'd need would be to take the hard drive out of the usb enclosure and put it in a firewire one ;)

but seriously, it'll only boot from a firewire drive iirc

but im sure someone'll prove me wrong :p

shrimpdesign
Mar 16, 2006, 12:50 AM
Actually, on macoschints.com they have a guide for getting a PPC Mac to boot from a USB drive ... but it involves modifying Open Firmware ... so beware. If you have no idea what Open Firmware is, then you might want to avoid this ... but otherwise, you could really benefit from it if it works so here's the link:

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060301112336384&query=usb+ppc