Boot Intel MacBook from PPC PowerMac?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by billted, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. billted macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010
    Hi all,

    My 2006 Intel MacBook won't boot up...I just get the grey screen with a folder/question mark. I assume my hard drive has died.

    Is it possible to boot the MacBook from an external HDD that I have backed up the boot drive for my PPC PowerMac G5? If so, how would I do this?

  2. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Nope. Your PPC Mac doesn't have the drivers to boot your Intel Mac.

    You can get a new 160GB 2.5" SATA drive relatively cheap these days, if capacity isn't an issue.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can use your MB in TARGET DISK MODE and use the PPC Mac to access or at least analyse your MB's HDD.
  4. stev3n macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2010
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    Hey, I would look and see if your MacBook is covered under the MacBook Repair Extension Program for Harddrive Issues. Hope it helps.

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