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noahwallach
06-09-2007, 05:18 PM
HI there,

I have SD installed on my machine. At the moment I am unable to boot from my backup drive. Is there anything I can do to make it bootable?

The boot option was certainly chosen at boot time.

Cheers,

Noah

dnanian
06-10-2007, 07:25 PM
What kind of backup drive did you use, what Mac do you have, and how is the backup volume partitioned?

noahwallach
06-10-2007, 07:38 PM
the SD was on an MBP original
and I am attempting to boot from the back up drive on a powerbook G4

one partition on the drive

/dev/disk2s1 117218240 71078936 46139304 61% /Volumes/NOAH FIRELITE


the type of drive is a USB firelite

georgeo
06-11-2007, 12:59 AM
PowerPC Macs don't support booting from USB drives. :(

noahwallach
06-11-2007, 01:23 AM
do powerPPC Macs support booting from a firewire drive?

georgeo
06-11-2007, 01:41 AM
do powerPPC Macs support booting from a firewire drive?

Generally, yes. I see Dave has more info here:
http://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?t=461

dnanian
06-11-2007, 05:00 AM
More than that, actually, you can't start up a Power PC Mac from an Intel OS.