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Old Sep 8, 2008, 01:08 AM   #1
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iBook G4 issue?!?

i have an ibook g4 that will not boot,
i figure its a bum hard drive since the hd doesnt show up in diagnostics.
im wondering if its possible to install os x on an external firewire hd through the ibook
and run the ibook off that?
the only reason i need the ibook is for portability with my dj program torq,
i have 2 imacs, a 20" and a 24" but they arent very portable
thanks!
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Old Sep 8, 2008, 01:11 AM   #2
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im wondering if its possible to install os x on an external firewire hd through the ibook
and run the ibook off that?
Yes it's possible to do this.

A dead hard drive in an iBook is a pain to even try to replace.
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Old Sep 8, 2008, 01:17 AM   #3
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Yes it's possible to do this.

A dead hard drive in an iBook is a pain to even try to replace.
sweet thanks! i was considering replacing hd, but for the trouble i would almost just rather use the situation as an excuse to get a macbook lol,
but i'm gonna give it a shot.
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