Booting CD External Drive

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by utilizer, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. utilizer macrumors regular

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    How do I boot a CD from an external drive? I have one of the dreaded Pismo DVD bay drives that are rendered unusable in OS X (thanks alot Apple!). I can't play DVDs or anything like that. I've even tried getting that 24x combo drive for it but the screws on the dang device are "fused"; I can't get them for the life of me, so I put that upgrade back on eBay. I was wondering if you guys (or gals) know anything about booting a system disk from an external CDRW drive. I have the LaCie d2 Firewire 52x. I'm just wondering, before I try it and waste time, is it possible?
    As always, thanks in advance!
     
  2. PixelFactory macrumors regular

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    Hold down the option key when starting up. It should give you the Startup Manager. It should recognize the external drive.
     
  3. utilizer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome, thanks a mill! This is for an OS X system, right? Never heard of Startup Manager, not ever since OS 9, which I can't run.
     

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