How to make a bootable firewire HD?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by yadmonkey, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

    yadmonkey

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    Hi - I know that not all firewire hard drives on the market are bootable for Macs and I'm interested in turning my notebook HD into a bootable firewire drive. I saw that Macally makes a hard drive enclosure with USB 2.0 and Firewire hookups.

    My question is - would I be able to use this as a bootable hard drive? Does anyone know of another enclosure which is Mac bootable?
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    Make sure you get one with an Oxford 911 (or 922 if you're going FW800), install whatever OS on said hard drive, go to System Preferences/Startup Disc, select the OS you want to boot and viola!
     
  3. yadmonkey thread starter macrumors 65816

    yadmonkey

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    Thanks for your response. According to their website, the Macally enclosure I was looking at doesn't use the Oxford chipsets at all.
     

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