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Installation tip for FireWire drives Install
If the Installer won't show your external FireWire drive, try reformatting it with the Disk Tools program on the Installer disk first. You may need to do this even if you were able to boot OS 9 from the drive.

Whether it's a good idea to install to FireWire is another question ...
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Using Firewire Drive as Startup
Authored by: john2188 on Nov 01, '01 11:26:48PM

I installed a 10 Gbyte VST FW HD in a Mac 9600 with a Newer
Technology 400 Mhz G3 accelerater using an Orange PC FW card
two years ago. We strapped the micro drive inside, but
had to run the cable outside to plug into the card. It's not
bootable as a startup drive because the ROM doesn't support
FW in the startup routine. While disappointed, the FW HD
works fine otherwise. We reformatted the original 4 Gb HD to
HFS+, installed 9.1 and use the FW HD for all apps and data.

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Using Firewire Drive as Startup
Authored by: JazzDude on Nov 02, '01 04:23:49AM

I have a Maxtor 20 GB harddrive in an IceCube FW enclosure (Oxford chip) and am able to install OS X on any of the drive's partitions. I found it very handy to be able to do that since my iBook 500's HD is not partitioned. This way I could try out different versions of OS X without changing anything on my main drive.

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Using Firewire Drive as Startup
Authored by: john2188 on Nov 02, '01 11:37:09PM

MacFixIt reports Robert Robinson's claim to have successfully used Apple's
Drive Setup 1.9.2 (version w/MOS 9.0) to reinitialize a Maxtor 80GB FW dirive
to have four partitions. With FireWire 2.7 extensions from MOS 9.1,
he can boot from or mount the drive without needing the Maxtor extensions.

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