Mac OS X install question using target disk mode

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by darrinaw, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. darrinaw macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2007
    Ok so I made the mistake of putting my powerbook G4 into target disk mode and then trying to reformat the drive for a fresh install of OS X, why you might be asking? I am not really sure either. I have a "updated" system disk which was a single user of 10.4.6.

    SO the powerbook does not start using the 'c' button with the system disc in traditional way. I have put the powerbook into target disk mode and my mini reads it as an external firewire. I have even installed OS X on this drive (apparently can only boot from it using my mini).

    My real question is: How can I get the computer to recognize the installed OS as the 'OS' to start up from? Any ideas?
  2. MacinDoc macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2004
    The Great White North
    Try opening the System Preferences application on your PowerBook's HD, select Startup Disk, choose the appropriate folder on your PowerBook's HD, and restart the PowerBook.
  3. NAG macrumors 68030


    Aug 6, 2003
    Have you tried holding down the option key while starting up?

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