USB Startup drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wts, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. wts macrumors member

    wts

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    Can a power mac that has OS X Tiger installed boot up /start up from a USB external hard drive or stick that has the same system installed ,OS X Tiger ?

    And if not why not ?
     
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  3. jrsx macrumors 65816

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    How come they say a USB drive containing a valid System folder can be used at startup, but do not explain how? I've never once been able to boot from USB.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    A valid System folder is one that contains all the needed parts of a Classic Mac OS installation and it properly blessed.
     
  5. wts thread starter macrumors member

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    How is that done please ?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    In Mac OS X you use the bless command in Terminal. In Classic Mac OS, you use the Startup Disk control panel.
     
  7. wts thread starter macrumors member

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    I wish i could understand and act on that information.

    Perhaps you could give me an URL that tells me what I type into Terminal

    and

    what i do in the Startup Disk Control panel.
     

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