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Use DD or Time Machine to Upgrade PB 17-inch HDD

Amethyst1

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Oct 28, 2015
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I'm sure it would have actually worked, seeing as I can boot both Tiger and Leopard installers from USB, but the performance would be woefully slow, in fact, I might try it later lol
That's the point :D
 
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bobesch

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Oct 21, 2015
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Yepp, this is what I should have started with, but my USB SATA to IDE connector didn't get enough power to work on the PowerBook, sadly. So I added an extra step and used a USB stick, worked well in the end lol
As @Amethyst1 said, a USB-Y-cable would have come in handy ...
 

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