Western Digital Passport boot problems with Macbook 2,1

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by natman97, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. natman97 macrumors newbie

    natman97

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    So here's the deal. I got a new WD Passport Essential + Smartware (the new one) as it was on sale. So I partitioned it with GUID map gave a nice Mac OS Extended Journaled partition then I made a FAT partition, went to my cousins PC and Ubuntuized the FAT partition with Unetbootin. I couldn't test it there because I went in a rush. Got home and tried to boot it. And of course while pressing alt it didn't recognize it. Did a little searching and supposedly Western Digital drives don't work well with PPC macs when it comes to booting. I can't test it with a LiveCD or a Windows machine. I would say it was because of the PPC issue but this is an intel mac. Any idea's? An answer withing the next 30 days would be nice so I could return it :D
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    Something in the ubuntu installation messed with the GUID partition table? You could try loading OSX onto the HFS+ partition and see if that boots.
     
  3. natman97 thread starter macrumors newbie

    natman97

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    Great idea, but unfortunately my CD drive is busted so I can't pop in my Leopard CD. (Actually there's a funny story involving my Grandpa)
     
  4. natman97 thread starter macrumors newbie

    natman97

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    Twiddling thumbs, how long does it take to get people talking?
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Time to get yourself an external DVD drive or borrow a friend's mac then. External USB based DVD drives are quite cheap now!
     

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