How to boot from my WD 1TB HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Turpentine, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Turpentine macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2009
    In my house
    I'm trying to figure out how to boot from my WD 1TB HD as my PowerBook G4's hard drive is toast. I have partitioned the WD DRIVE, and installed leopard. But computer still wants to boot from the internal drive. How do I get it to boot from the external? I tried the power then holding down option key and allthat came up was the broken internal drive. What am I doing wrong?
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Is this a Firewire drive? PowerPC Macs (like your PowerBook) only boot from (external) Firewire drives, not USB drives.

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