Firewire drive doesn't function as a boot drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Platform, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
    I have an iMac G5 (iSight) running 10.4.11....

    Just got a firewire drive so I could use it to boot off. (My Book 500GB Premium ) Connected via Firewire (400) formatted Mac OS X Extended Journaled and partitioning system "Apple partition map"

    However the drive does not show up in system preferences as a bootable drive nor does it show up when booting and holding the option key...

    So any suggestions?

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Did you use the discs that came with your machine to install the OS?

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