Boot from Firewire Drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Apple Genius, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Apple Genius macrumors member

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    I pulled the hard drive from my G5
    put it in a FireWire enclosure
    Held down Option when starting my MBP
    MBP doesn't recognize it.

    Why?
     
  2. nightelf macrumors 6502

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    You cannot use a PPC HD to boot on the MBP. Intel Macs use a different partition scheme.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Also, the system install is in different code; PPC vs. Intel.
     
  4. Apple Genius thread starter macrumors member

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  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Regarding the system code, none that I know of.
     
  6. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    Also, MBP's can't boot from Firewire. Intel's can only boot from USB. PPC can only boot from Firewire.
     
  7. nightelf macrumors 6502

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    I'm 99.9% sure you can boot an Intel Mac using FW.
     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Incorrect.

    MBP's can boot from external FW HDs. Do it all the time. :)
     

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