Run iMac from MacBook HD??

MacBook Jack

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May 24, 2007
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Does anyone know off the top of their heads if i can start up my dads iMac from my MacBook?

Do i hold down 'F' when one of them is starting or something?
 

MacBook Jack

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May 24, 2007
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I wasn't very clear there at all!

I mean use a fire wire cable between the two computers.

Kinda like using the macbook as an external hard disk.
 

xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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Do you mean Target Disk mode

Apple KB said:
FireWire target disk mode allows a Macintosh computer with a FireWire port (the target computer) to be used as an external hard disk connected to another computer (the host). Once a target computer is started up as a FireWire hard disk and is available to the host computer, you can copy files to or from that volume.
IF so it is "T" you want

Apple KB said:
To use FireWire target disk mode

1. Make sure that the target computer is turned off. If you are using a PowerBook or iBook as the target computer, you should also plug in its AC power adapter.
2. Use a FireWire cable (6-pin to 6-pin) to connect the target computer to a host computer. The host computer does not need to be turned off.
3. Start up the target computer and immediately press and hold down the T key until the FireWire icon appears. The hard disk of the target computer should become available to the host computer and will likely appear on desktop. (If the target computer is running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, you can also open System Preferences, choose Startup Disk, and click Target Disk Mode. Then restart the computer and it will start up in Target Disk Mode.)
4. When you are finished copying files, drag the target computer's hard disk icon to the Trash or select Put Away from the File menu (Mac OS 9) or Eject from the File menu (Mac OS X).
5. Press the target computer's power button to turn it off.
6. Unplug the FireWire cable.
 

MacBook Jack

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May 24, 2007
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Thanks for that xUKHCx! :D

Now i can keep my Lightroom library on my MacBook and use my paw's iMac for a big screen! :cool:
 

xUKHCx

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I have only had one short experience with Target disk mode (about 5 minutes - 2 year ago) but IIRC the "target" ran with fans at full speed after a very short period of use and continued at full. If this is the case and it bothers you you can always get an external harddrive and run your Lightroom picture on your dads computer from there.