Powerbook G4 DualDrive not working

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  1. knowhate, Apr 1, 2015
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  2. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    I could be wrong, but if I remember correctly those DualDrive adapters only work for adding another hard-drive for storage, I don't believe you can boot from them, except for some occasions.
     
  3. knowhate, Apr 1, 2015
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  4. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried booting the mac while holding the alt key to select the drive to boot from?
     
  5. knowhate, Apr 1, 2015
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  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    This sounds like a jumper issue. Is the IDE drive the one with OS X installed? If so, check and see if you can use "Cable Select" on both the DualDrive and the boot drive.
     
  7. knowhate, Apr 1, 2015
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  8. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    Here is a link to someone who had what sounds like your very problem, and the solution that worked for them.
     

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