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booting from iPod loaded with OS X.3 install

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MrHappyMonkey, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    In my quest to fix/backup my G4 iMac, I've loaded an install of OS X.3 onto my iPod. However, I can't seem to boot from the iPod correctly. What I am doing is using the Hardware test/system restore DVD to boot into the start-up disk selector. I enabled the iPod in disk mode so it could boot from it. When I select the iPod as the boot disk, it displays a circle with a cross through it similar to the icon on the iPod when it says "do not disconnect". I've verified that there is indeed a full copy of OS X on the iPod by connecting the iPod to my PC and viewing the files. What is the problem here?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    I'm preety sure that holding down option while your Mac is starting, will allow you to choose the drive it boots from.
  3. macrumors newbie


    i'm able to choose the drive to boot from, the problem is that when it tries to boot, it displays the circle with a cross through it on a gray background.

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