Booting into another mac OS via firewire.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tkres, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Tkres macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2009
    Hi, i was wondering if it was possible to boot one mac into another mac [its OS and everything, not just it's hard-drive] through 'Target Disk Mode'.

    The scenario is that we have a bunch of iMacs at work, and since an iMac can't recieve video input, i was wondering if there was some other way to work off my macbook's operating system on the iMacs' big screen :D .
    I do Not want to simply be able to access the macbook's files on the iMac, but want to run the macbook's entire OS [otherwise some programs just don't work].

    Thanks a bunch :D
  2. KeriJane macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009

    Doesn't "Target Disk Mode" merely render the Mac as an external Firewire drive? Maybe that would be bootable to a similar system.

    Maybe you could boot off of it but why not just use screen sharing?

    You could share the screen with another Mac on the network and maybe use a Bluetooth KB and Mouse.

    Have Fun,
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
  4. Tkres thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2009
    Thanks for the quick replies KeriJane, eawmp1, =)

    The thing with the iMacs is that we don't have administrative privelages to them so we are locked out of certain actions (like installing apps, and some network options), so i was hoping on avoiding networking options xP.

    But i'll give networking, screen sharing a go xP.

    If anyone has a definitive yes/no i would be really thankful =).

    Thanks! :D

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