Boot Intel MacBook from PPC PowerMac?

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

  1. billted macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    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

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    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

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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.

    http://www.apple.com/support/macbook/hd/repairextension/
     

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