Can't boot iBook from external hard drive

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2009
    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

    Oct 15, 2007
    do you use usb or firewire? i think i remember that ibooks only boot from firewire..
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2009
    Firewire connection

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


    Apr 8, 2004
    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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