Firewire drive doesn't function as a boot drive

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

  1. Platform macrumors 68030

    Platform

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    Dec 30, 2004
    #1
    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Did you use the discs that came with your machine to install the OS?
     

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