PowerBook Hard Drive Reborn

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Hack5190, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

    Hack5190

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    Today I wanted to copy a HD in a G5 with a 'fresh' (ie: never started) Leopard install to a second hard drive. Digging under my desk I found a USB HD with a (Super Duper) backup of my old PowerBook. So I connected the USB drive to the G5, booted from the PowerBook backup and was able to duplicate the hard drive!

    It was odd to see my PowerBook config running on a G5. But I must say Kudos to Apple for not hard coding the drive that can be used to boot it's OS.
     
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    eyoungren

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    I thought it was very interesting when I got my MBP. I partitioned it's drive as GUID and then cloned my PowerBook install to it.

    The MBP booted right up off the PowerBook install of Leopard. I later updated it to Snow Leopard but being able to boot from a cloned PowerPC hard drive on an Intel Mac was cool.
     
  3. Hack5190 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Hack5190

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    Microsoft's restriction to only boot from "C:" has always been (in my opinion) both a poor attempt at some form of protection and a big mistake.
     

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