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Easily boot from USB 2.0 drives on PowerPC Macs
Authored by: yogiqan on Oct 27, '07 06:38:15PM

Hmm, same machine here, well, almost: 12" Powerbook, 1.5 GHz, 1.25 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, running 10.4.10. Made a clone with SuperDuper 2.1.4 to an 2.5" HDD in an external USB housing, took about 90 minutes, as fast (or slow) as Carbon Copy Cloner or Disk Utility restore. Looked good, almost everything got across oK (except, thankfully, for the virtual memory partitions;-), but no-go. Not with option at startup, nor selectable in the Startup Disk Panel. I did the backup with the formatting option and the permissions repair enabled, but that shouldn't do any damage. So, what am I missing here?



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Easily boot from USB 2.0 drives on PowerPC Macs
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Apr 22, '08 12:55:23PM

Some late-model Powerbook G4s don't seem to be able to boot from USB. Though other factors might be at play: this user's USB drive might not be one that supports booting; he may not have reset PRAM, NVRAM, etc.



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