iBook External Hard Drive/Bootable ?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by vjmacaddict, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. vjmacaddict macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2005
    I just purchased a Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300RO 300GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive, and a Rosewill RX30-U2FA External Enclosure USB/FireWire. Still waiting for the shipment to arrive.

    My question: Will I need to purchase additional wires/cables or other equipment, in order to install the hard drive?

    The hard drive will be connected to my G4 iBook, presently running OS X 10.3.9. I would also like to install Tiger on the external hard drive, and be able to boot from the external hard drive. Will that be a problem? Thanks.

    -- vjamacaddict
  2. debroglie macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    You shouldn't have a problem as long as it is a firewire drive.

    That being said, ever since panther, external drives have been known to not want to always mount.

    Here's to hoping you don't have a problem!

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