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10.4: Use NetBoot to install 10.4 on non-DVD systems
Authored by: carbuncle on May 11, '05 11:03:45AM
I connected a generic DVD-ROM through the USB port, and after a good amount of time, it read the full DVD and made an image.
if you had a generic dvdrom connected with usb, why not just connect it to the imac and install from there??? methinks it would have saved a lot of time. (>_

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10.4: Use NetBoot to install 10.4 on non-DVD systems
Authored by: imacusr on May 11, '05 06:13:10PM

I was under the impression that most older Macs couldn't boot from USB-connected devices.



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10.4: Use NetBoot to install 10.4 on non-DVD systems
Authored by: epeters8 on May 12, '05 01:08:02AM

yes, in fact, that was my first attempt. my older iMac is not capable of booting from a generic dvd-rom in a generic usb 2.0 case. MAYBE a firewire external dvd-rom would have worked... Most of the stuff I have was given to me for doing odd jobs, no $$ here :)



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