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10.4: Create a simpler PowerPC and Intel boot drive
Authored by: oihenart on Oct 09, '06 07:15:50AM

A simple way which works for us. We have both Macs PPC ans Macs Intel. So we have made an image with a system minimum for each type (we use carbon copy cloner).
We format our external disk on an emac with two partitions. We use APM as options.
We restore the first partition with the Intel image and the second with the PPC image (we use NetRestore)
And so, we have a disk which can boot Macs PPC and Intel.



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10.4: Create a simpler PowerPC and Intel boot drive
Authored by: mickmacguy on Feb 09, '07 09:49:59AM

This scheme will definitely NOT work with the newest Mac Pro (1/2007). It will not even boot if you have an ext. Firewire drive connected that is formatted in Apple Partition format. I even had trouble mounting the ext. drive on the Mac Pro's desktop after booting. REALLY annoying, thanks for the new incompatible disk format, Apple! The workaround: boot from the system DVD that came with the Mac Pro, and run disk utility from it. THEN hook up the external drive and you can image to and from it. Works. Oddly, my Intel iMac has no problem with ext. drives in either Apple or GUID format. Posted by Mick, a/k/a Mac parts seller oicu81 on ebay...



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