Boot from iPod

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Eric Lewis, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    Yes i finially got the disk mac os x onto my ipod...now im having trouble booting and installing. I click the installer icon and it says restart...i click restart and then it shows a ? and my ipod says its ok to disscounect and thats it...using the option key just shows a revolving hourglass and nothing else..what can i do?
     
  2. szsiddiq macrumors 6502

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    Is it a firewire iPod? I'm pretty sure you can only boot from a firewire interface.
     
  3. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    oh

    its a usb...so that wont work at all? i have no firewall hardrives or ipods
     
  4. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    There was just a thread here on MR... You can use a USB or Firewire Device to boot the new Intel Macs. I'm not sure if an iPod would work though. It should...
     
  5. szsiddiq macrumors 6502

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    Nope, sorry! Atleast as far as I know, OS X can only boot from a firewire interface. So if you have the 3rd gen or below iPod, it'll work. Otherwise, no dice :(
    There might be a way around this, so feel free to get a second opinion!

    EDIT: Looks like you got a second opinion (eating words :))
     
  6. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

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  8. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Well, then yes, I guess you'd need a firewire drive. :(
     
  9. szsiddiq macrumors 6502

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    What kind of iPod do you have? Also, why are you trying to boot off of it?
     
  10. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Won't this damage your iPod due to overspinning 1.8" hard drive.
     
  11. szsiddiq macrumors 6502

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    it won't kill it, but it's not good for it. and it won't be able to run OS X too fast.
     
  12. bored911 macrumors 6502

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    i've booted off my ipod several times. i create a bootable version with superduper! then just use an efi to select my ipod at startup.
     
  13. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    and the new ipods wont multi partition nicely. ( or not at all and have a usable Ipod) Im referring to my 5th gen.
     

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