Booting a G5 iMac via ethernet?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by big_malk, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. big_malk macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure I've heard somewhere that it's possible to turn Macs on via ethernet, I've looked around on google and the forums here but haven't found a thing saying how to do it. Is it possible merely I imagined this?

    I want to boot a G5 iMac, connected via ethernet through an AirPort Extreme, (802.11n 100Gb model).
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Boot from cold, no. Wake from sleep yes if you have the 'Wake for Ethernet Administrator access' option turned on in Energy Saver and/or have a copy of ARD.
     
  3. kheller2 macrumors newbie

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    It is called netbooting, you hold down N during boot. You have to have a netboot server with an OS image of course. I don't believe it works over wireless (how would it know your ID, password, etc..).
     

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