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Easily boot from USB 2.0 drives on PowerPC Macs
Authored by: Captain_Dirk on Sep 04, '11 10:22:54AM

Don't rely on this, though. Whenever my dumpster salvaged iBook G4 decides it doesn't want to boot from the hard drive any more it then also fails to do this scan for an alternative boot device (I think some kernel panic hits it first). In this situation the earlier described boot through firmware still works (in my case "boot usb0/disk:3,\\:tbxi"). (Note: so far I have been able to boot from one 4GB Micro Center give-away flash stick (long straight) but not a more recent such Micro Center give-away (short curvy) -- so, some flash sticks simply might not work (perhaps if they register too slowly))



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