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Easily boot from USB 2.0 drives on PowerPC Macs
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Apr 22, '08 12:50:39PM

But in specific, late answer to the question, yes, most flash drives (bootable ones--some early ones aren't bootable, and some early (and maybe some later?) USB drives aren't bootable) will boot OS 10.4.3 and later, from USB (1.1 and 2.0), on most Macs, starting with the slot-loading iMacs, the AGP/Sawtooth G4, and the Powerbook G3 Firewire. Some late-model Powerbook G4s don't seem to be able to boot from USB, but I haven't tested that much, to see if something else was going on that might be resolvable.

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