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Old Jan 4, 2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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video ipod as boot disk

it said on wikipedia that an ipod can ...

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An iPod formatted as HFS Plus is able to serve as a boot disk for a Mac computer, allowing one to have a portable operating system installed. The older iPods with FireWire ports could additionally function in FireWire Disk Mode. With the advent of the Windows-compatible iPod, the iPod's default file system switched from HFS Plus to FAT32, although it can be reformatted to either filesystem (excluding the iPod shuffle which is strictly FAT32).

If i get a 5.5 (hopefully 6g) video ipod can i use it as a bootdisk and also an ipod if i format it to hfs plus?

I have asked this prior i think, however, i didn't get a straight answer, and have asked many who are quite unsure. anybody with actual experiences know?
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Old Jan 4, 2007, 03:47 PM   #2
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You can't use it as both an iPod and a boot disk. You can use it as one or the other, but only if you have an Intel Mac. Most PPC Macs will not boot from USB.
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Old Jan 4, 2007, 03:53 PM   #3
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You can't use it as both an iPod and a boot disk. You can use it as one or the other, but only if you have an Intel Mac. Most PPC Macs will not boot from USB.
thanks mate, i guess wikipedia was sorta wrong. PS. are you everywhere madjew?
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