Boot OS X from USB drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vinnybear, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. vinnybear macrumors newbie

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    Apr 5, 2007
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    I have a G4 QuickSilver PowerMac dual 1 Ghz running 10.4.9.
    I also have a LaCie 20 GB Porche portable usb hard drive.
    Is it possible to load a system folder, etc on the usb drive and start up from it on the powermac? I have seen differing views. If it is possible, what is the procedure?
    Thanks
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Jan 6, 2004
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    on that machine, no you cannot boot from a USB drive. Firewire would work though without a problem. only the Intel Macs can boot from a USB disk
     

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