booting from iPod loaded with OS X.3 install

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2003
    #1
    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

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    #2
    I'm preety sure that holding down option while your Mac is starting, will allow you to choose the drive it boots from.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2003
    #3

    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.
     

Share This Page