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Installing Panther from Firewire CD Drive?
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mojo5436
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Oct 28, 2003, 10:07 PM
 
My internal DVD drive has been out of commission for quite some time now, and have been relying on my external firewire drive. Is there anyway to boot off a CD in a firewire drive? Holding C doesnt help, choosing it as my startup disk or holding option at startup doesn't do it. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
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Oct 28, 2003, 10:10 PM
 
Wild, my drive (LiteOn External FW CD/RW 52x32x52) works flawlessly that way...been using it as my main drive forever now since it's so fast....
     
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Oct 28, 2003, 10:14 PM
 
All you do is hold down C when you reboot?
     
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Oct 28, 2003, 10:20 PM
 
Try holding down the option key at boot.
     
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Oct 28, 2003, 10:20 PM
 
I actually, I just double click on the "Install OS X" (or whatever) file that prompts to restart....that'll make it boot from the CD....

However, I have also used it to boot CD's by choosing the CD in the Startup Disk PrefPane....I don't recall ever trying the "C" key method via this drive....
     
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Oct 28, 2003, 10:22 PM
 
Alright, thanks for all the quick replies. I've tried holding option, C, double clicking the icon, etc... I'll figure somethin out. Thanks again
     
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Oct 28, 2003, 10:25 PM
 
What drive is it? I've heard of incompatabilities before...you may have a non-supported drive....
     
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Oct 28, 2003, 10:39 PM
 
It's a Que 8x4x32 Firewire. Made by QPS
     
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Oct 29, 2003, 12:04 AM
 
Hmm could be related, but I got it to work. All I had to do was borrow my buddie's old CD-ROM drive out of his old HP and put it in mine. I know it's a drive out of a PC, but I got Panther installed. Hey, the end justifies the means, right? Anyway thanks for your quick replies and all your help, much appreciated.
     
   
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