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Easily boot from USB 2.0 drives on PowerPC Macs
Authored by: goodidea on Aug 12, '10 06:03:49PM

So, it doesn't seem to be officially supported by Apple, but in many cases (or most cases?) it works.

Luckily also in my case:
- Just today I made a system copy (OS X 10.4.11) with Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.3 to an external USB drive (without external power support!) and I could boot from it holding the "ALT" key during the start of the Mac. No problem at all ...
- The Mac: iMac 17" TFT 1,25 GHz (PowerPC 7445 = G4 processor; bought 2003/09)

And I have a good reason to boot from USB: my firewire ports are both defect .... so I am really glad that the USB method did work !!!



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