osx intsall from USB

Discussion in 'macOS' started by irishgrizzly, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Is it possible to install leopard from a USB stick on a G4 Mac? I heard you can only install this way on Intel macs.

    p.s. It's 1.07 mhz, so won't be effected by the processor install limit.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    PowerPC Macs cannot boot from USB drives. Sorry. :(
     
  3. calderone macrumors 68040

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Apparently, it matters to a PowerPC Mac whether the USB device identifies itself as a hard drive or removable storage, for booting purposes. Intel Macs don't much care either way, in any case.
     
  5. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So DVD or external with firewire are the only options?
     
  6. calderone macrumors 68040

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    As the most likely to work options, yes.
     

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