Target Disk, iBook, Macbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DARKJ3DI, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. DARKJ3DI macrumors regular

    DARKJ3DI

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    Hi everyone. I recently repaired a broken 500 MHz iBook that was given to me by a friend. Its specs are in my signature. I have installed Panther on it but I would like to install Tiger. However, it doesn't have a DVD drive but my MacBook has a Superdrive. I don't have an external firewire drive either.

    So I would like to know this; can I boot the PPC iBook off the Intel MacBook's Superdrive using target disk mode? Will it corrupt either 'book since they have different processor architecture? Will the MacBook's Superdrive actually read a PPC Mac install disk? :confused:

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
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    spinnerlys

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    As far as I can remember, when I started my C2D iMac from an old G4 iBook, I could access the iBook's superdrive.

    And your Intel Mac will not give you a problem reading an CD/DVD for a PPC machine.

    Intel and PPC are architectures, no ISO format (International Organization for Standardization: used to describe specific formats like CD images, so they can be read by whatever fracking computer).
     
  3. DARKJ3DI thread starter macrumors regular

    DARKJ3DI

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    thanks spinnerly! I went out and bought a FireWire cable and it worked. Installing tiger now.
     

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