boot from external drive.?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by briangagnon, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. briangagnon macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2009
    I have a mac g4 mdd 1.25 and the power supply is fried..I also have a mac g4 mdd dual 867...that works..Question...can i take the main drive from the broken mac, put it in a box ..then reboot from that external drive on my mac that works.?..Thanks..Brian
  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    As long as it is a FireWire enclosure that accepts IDE/PATA hard drives inside it, then yes. Your PowerPC based Macs will only boot from the FireWire port.
  3. briangagnon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2009

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