USB Hardrive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by semaja2, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hey guys is it possible with some sort of tweak to use a USB harddrive as a boot drive for macosx?

    PS using ibook g4
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    homerjward

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    #2
    afaik the "sort of tweak" you'd need would be to take the hard drive out of the usb enclosure and put it in a firewire one ;)

    but seriously, it'll only boot from a firewire drive iirc

    but im sure someone'll prove me wrong :p
     
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    shrimpdesign

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    #3
    Actually, on macoschints.com they have a guide for getting a PPC Mac to boot from a USB drive ... but it involves modifying Open Firmware ... so beware. If you have no idea what Open Firmware is, then you might want to avoid this ... but otherwise, you could really benefit from it if it works so here's the link:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060301112336384&query=usb+ppc
     

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