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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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MacMini G4 as DVD burner?

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Can I boot my PPC Mini in target disk mode and use it as a DVD burner for my 2011 MacMini?

I don't have a lot of experience with PPC's interfacing with Intel's but to me it seems that this would be normal. I want to know if I will run into any snags before I "borrow" the firewire cable from work.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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If they are on the same network and you share the DVD drive on the Mini, you should be able to do this without needing target disk mode or a firewire connector.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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Noob question:

Can I boot my PPC Mini in target disk mode and use it as a DVD burner for my 2011 MacMini?

I don't have a lot of experience with PPC's interfacing with Intel's but to me it seems that this would be normal. I want to know if I will run into any snags before I "borrow" the firewire cable from work.
Other suggestion: Why not sell your PowerPC Mini and use the proceeds for the aluminum USB burner? Just a thought.
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Other suggestion: Why not sell your PowerPC Mini and use the proceeds for the aluminum USB burner? Just a thought.
I've considered selling it and decided that it's better to hang onto the old Mini, just in case I need a spare small form factor Mac at some point. I already have an external USB burner but it's big and ugly.

I'm trying to find a good use for it. It's down to either a burner or a DVD player.
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If it's on the same network it should show up in the Finder.
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