|Aug 22, 2009, 05:25 AM||#1|
Booting a G4 mini off a xbox HD-DVD drive?
I have a G4 mini with Tiger on it. I now have a spare license for leopard so want to upgrade it.
The internal DVD drive appears to be hosed, it spits out the leopard disc and any other DVD/disc I put in there.
Purely out of chance I decided to plug the HD-DVD drive from my xbox into the mini, and to be honest, I was surprised when the leopard disc appeared in the finder, no fiddling, no drivers, no downloads. It just worked
until I tried to boot off it, it appears to be non boot-able, despite being recognised by the OS.
So, how can I get leopard on this mini? Things I have at my disposal that may be useful
1 alu MBP, firewire 800 port
1 whitebook, fw 400 port
external hd-dvd drive
fw 400 cable
80gb fw 400/usb external hdd.
what are my options? can i boot off the dvd over the network from another mac like the air presumably has to? make a bootable image on the fw drive? target disc mode with the disc in on the whitebook?
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