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davidgordon
11-26-2007, 09:45 AM
I have a bootable backup made for an Intel MacBook Pro (on a Firewire drive). The MBP need to be returned to Apple for a repair (not HD related). I have an old iBook Power PC Mac. Can I use the MBP backup to boot the iBook, do work, save files, then restore the MBP on its return form Apple?

There's something in the back of my mind saying this can't be done... Or is it you can't boot an Intel from a PowerPC drive?

Thanks!

dnanian
11-26-2007, 10:13 AM
You can't boot Intel from a Power PC install (and vice versa), David.

davidgordon
11-26-2007, 10:26 AM
You can't boot Intel from a Power PC install (and vice versa), David.

Thanks for the PDQ reply, even before I'd found my manual!

Never mind, I'll have to figure out another way of working while the MBP is away.

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DG