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Easily boot from USB 2.0 drives on PowerPC Macs
Authored by: bdog on Oct 25, '06 06:30:56PM

My co-worker and I did this a few years back with a G3 iBook, 32MB flash stick (I don't call them drives, they aren't drives!) and a very stripped down install of OS 9. It booted very slowly, but worked.

For those of you who have trouble; Is your system blessed on the external drive?



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Easily boot from USB 2.0 drives on PowerPC Macs
Authored by: gjw on Oct 26, '06 12:35:30PM
(I don't call them drives, they aren't drives!) Sure they are. They just aren't disk drives.

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Easily boot from USB 2.0 drives on PowerPC Macs
Authored by: bdog on Oct 26, '06 05:18:54PM

Here is the difference; A disk requires a drive to operate, and that is two devices. Solid state memory is just one device (the storage medium is the read/write controller as well). If you read the below definition, it implies that there are TWO devices.
A device that reads data from and often writes data onto a storage medium, such as a floppy disk.



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