Boot one mac from another?
Posted 01 March 2007 - 04:22 PM
Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:07 PM
Regarding your first question, I think it is possible to boot a mac from the internal HD of another mac. If you want to boot the iMac G5 from the Powerbook, try the following:
Shut down both the Imac and the Powerbook.
Get a 6 pin to 6 pin firewire cable.
Plug-in the power brick in your Powerbook
Link both macs through the Firewire cable. Make sure no other Firewire peripherals are connected.
Start up the Powerbook while holding the T key. A Firewire icon should show up on the display.
Start up the iMac while holding the Option key. The powerbook's hard drive should be available to the iMac as a startup disk for you to choose. Once chosen, the iMac should boot from the Powerbook's HD.
They told me to boot an external drive and run that for a while.
If they told you to boot from an external drive, I think they meant to boot from an external HD with a Firewire interface.
Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:08 PM
As an aside, you can boot from a network boot image on an OS X server - a way of booting one machine from another, I suppose. But you cannot just plug two machines together with a firewire cable and boot one from the others hard drive.
Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:08 PM
Posted 02 March 2007 - 10:07 AM
And do what?!
You want to diagnose and fix those intermittent problems, not just watch it crash again. /forums/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
bruine is right, the Firewire Target disk mode will allow you to mount your G5 iMac drive on another computer.
Have you done the Fix Permissions, boot in Safe Mode, Repair Disk stuff? What problems is the iMac having?