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Need help to boot from firewire hard drive


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I have installed a 120GB hard drive in an external firewire enclosure. My system was built from the JaS 10.4.7 install DVD. I can see the firewire connected drive, write data to it, and restore images of my boot drive to it. I just can't make it visable during the boot process.

 

After I restore an image (dmg or iso) to the external drive, it is recognized in the System Preferences -> Startup Disk utility. However, if I select it and click restart I hear a system sound and the system does not begin to reboot. When I do reboot I can never get my boot manager or Darwin to see the external firewire drive.

 

If anyone has had any sucess making a bootable firewire drive on non-Apple OSX systems, I would sure appreciate some pointers on how you did it.

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