External DVDROM boot on early imac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by markjs, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. markjs macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2002
    I just need to know if there is any way possible to use an external DVD drive to boot and install an OS on a slot loading "Bondi Blue" imac?
  2. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2008
    no flippin way my friend say if it was a slot loading firewire with a firewire drive yes but on usb 1.1 no i tried on my non firewire slotloading on usb but if its firewire yes which os are u installing and are they retail dvds?

    EDIT: and if u have another mac (PPC), have you ever takin target mode into consideration? ask if u need verification.

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