Booting Mac Book From USB Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ozamandiz, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Ozamandiz macrumors newbie

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    My current Mac Book has a Firewire port and I have been able to boot from an Firewire-attached drive to "fix" things on the internal Mac Book drive. But the new Mac Books don't have a Firewire port so does Tiger or Lepard offically support booting from a USB-attached drive?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Intel Macs can boot from USB hard drives. Target Disk Mode only works over FireWire.
     
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    The new macbooks, or macbook Air?

    Edit - I stand corrected. This surprises me about macbook.
     
  4. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    I think he means the MB, since that was what he was talking about in the beginning.
     
  5. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    No, I quoted you before I saw it. Sorry.
     
  7. Ozamandiz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the Information

    As the title states, thanks for everyone's response. I was almost sure Apple would not delete the Firewire port without being able to boot from a USB port.

    My current Mac is an Mac Book and I was asking about the new Mac Book Aluminum version which does not come with a Firewire port.
     

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