How to boot from my WD 1TB HD

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

  1. Turpentine macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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