any way to get USB 2.0 as a start up disk

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  1. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    there must be a way, Remember: USB 2.0=480MBps vs. FW400=400MBps
    thanks:)
     
  2. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it can be done i searched on google and it came up but with no inscructions, and presuming this apple article you posted is from 2001, they would have been talking puma and maybe talking USB 1.0:confused:
     
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  4. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    on google people have started mac osx on usb flash drives, so it can be done
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Please show us what on earth you are talking about.
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Give us a link then.

    It cannot be done. Some PC motherboards support this. I've seen linux on a PC booted from a USB drive. Macs are a no-no though. The firmware does not allow it.
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    I defer to your superior knowledge. Please set it up, and then report back to us the specifics of how you got it to work.
     
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  10. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    and...... my g4 can boot in os9 yet someone said that the firmware won't support it.........:confused: :confused: :confused: search yourself theres loads of results that look promising
     
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  12. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You have a dual 1.42G4, same as I do? It will not boot in OS9.

    10.2.4 is the earliest, I think.

    Face it, it can't be done.
     
  13. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for agreeing, i see your from england:)
     
  14. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    mine does, maybe yours was a later model but mine definatly does
     
  15. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Still not possible for OS X.

    If you want to boot via USB to OS9, I have read and heard reports that it will work. I've never tried it though. OS X will not boot via USB. It is not possible.
     
  16. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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  17. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    another model was released after ours and included mac os9 and so does mine, i even remember the bloke on the phone saying it boots os9
     
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    No, there wasn't another G4 model released after that. But there were some dual 1.25s released before then that could boot OS9, we have one at work.

    This one:
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/stats/powermac_g4_1.25_dp_mdd.html

    Sounds like you'll believe anything a bloke on the phone tells you... Are you definitely sure you don't have one of those? Have you booted your machine into OS9 before?
     
  19. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    mactracker must have failed me, thats goin in the trash
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  20. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    BV is correct, there are no dual 1.42s that can boot OS9. The re-released dual 1.25s could, as could the dual 1.25 from late 02 to early 03.

    And no, it's not possible to boot OS X from a USB device, currently.
     
  21. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    Hit the 'bug' button and file a database correction thingummy - software developers always need feedback!
     

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