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Copied entire contents of internal hard drive to external drive for backup. Can select and boot from external copy of OS 9 but X does not seem to work. Does this mean I would need to re-install X on the external drive to make it bootable (just copying files not good enough), or is it impossible to boot the iMac in X from an external firwire drive?...

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    Copied entire contents of internal hard drive to external drive for
    backup. Can select and boot from external copy of OS 9 but X does not
    seem to work. Does this mean I would need to re-install X on the
    external drive to make it bootable (just copying files not good
    enough), or is it impossible to boot the iMac in X from an external
    firwire drive?
    Rick Harrison Guest

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    Rick Harrison wrote:
    > Copied entire contents of internal hard drive to external drive for
    > backup. Can select and boot from external copy of OS 9 but X does not
    > seem to work. Does this mean I would need to re-install X on the
    > external drive to make it bootable (just copying files not good
    > enough), or is it impossible to boot the iMac in X from an external
    > firwire drive?
    I've booted from a Carbon Copy Cloner created image of OSX on an external
    firewire drive.
    -jeff
    jeff Guest

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    Default Re: will iMac boot OS X from external firewire drive

    In article <290620031748119730%mcojob-nospam>,
    Rick Harrison <mcojob-nospam> wrote:
    >is it impossible to boot the iMac in X from an external
    >firwire drive?
    The drive itself has to support booting. Some do, some don't.


    Simon Slavin Guest

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    Default Re: will iMac boot OS X from external firewire drive

    In article <BB27CC9A96685EEABB10.0.1.2>, Simon Slavin
    <slavinshearsay.demon.co.uklocalhost> wrote:
    > The drive itself has to support booting. Some do, some don't.
    Well, I reinstalled OS X 10.2.6 on the LaCie external drive and it now
    boots just fine. It seems to be nearly as fast as the internal drive
    and much quieter.
    Rick Harrison Guest

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