video ipod as boot disk

Discussion in 'iPod' started by know-it-all5, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    it said on wikipedia that an ipod can ...

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    An iPod formatted as HFS Plus is able to serve as a boot disk for a Mac computer, allowing one to have a portable operating system installed. The older iPods with FireWire ports could additionally function in FireWire Disk Mode. With the advent of the Windows-compatible iPod, the iPod's default file system switched from HFS Plus to FAT32, although it can be reformatted to either filesystem (excluding the iPod shuffle which is strictly FAT32).

    If i get a 5.5 (hopefully 6g) video ipod can i use it as a bootdisk and also an ipod if i format it to hfs plus?

    I have asked this prior i think, however, i didn't get a straight answer, and have asked many who are quite unsure. anybody with actual experiences know?
     
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    mad jew

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    You can't use it as both an iPod and a boot disk. You can use it as one or the other, but only if you have an Intel Mac. Most PPC Macs will not boot from USB. :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks mate, i guess wikipedia was sorta wrong. PS. are you everywhere madjew?
     
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    mad jew

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    Yep. Everywhere.
     
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    yellow

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    You should see his Broadway Show. Spectaculaaaar!
     

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