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noahwallach 06-09-2007 04:18 PM

not booting from backup drive
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.



dnanian 06-10-2007 06:25 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 06:38 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 06-10-2007 11:59 PM

PowerPC Macs don't support booting from USB drives. :(

noahwallach 06-11-2007 12:23 AM

do powerPPC Macs support booting from a firewire drive?

georgeo 06-11-2007 12:41 AM


Originally Posted by noahwallach (Post 12483)
do powerPPC Macs support booting from a firewire drive?

Generally, yes. I see Dave has more info here:

dnanian 06-11-2007 04:00 AM

More than that, actually, you can't start up a Power PC Mac from an Intel OS.

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