Can't boot iBook from external hard drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Kempy, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have an iBook G3, and recently bought an Iomega eGo Portable hard drive. I installed OS 10.4, but am unable to boot iBook from this drive, using System 10.4. Any suggestions or insights.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    do you use usb or firewire? i think i remember that ibooks only boot from firewire..
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jan 16, 2009
    #3
    Firewire connection

    Yes, I am using a firewire connection, but no luck.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Sorry if you've done the obvious already, but how did you format the external drive? With GUID or Apple Partition table?
     

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