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asodamiac
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Mar 30, 2008, 12:54 AM
 
Hey folks,

I backed up my Powerbook G4 via Time Machine to an external drive before sending it off for repairs. My computer has not come back yet, so I will have to borrow my brother's Powerbook G4 for a few days. He is running Tiger, while my Powerbook is running Leopard. Will I be able to run my "computer" or the OS off of my external drive on HIS computer?

I just need to run my OS from the external for a few days until my Powerbook is shipped back to me. I don't want to reformat my brothers computer and load my OS onto his computer from Time Machine. If not, I could just access my files through the external, but it's not just accessing my files, but I would like to be able to access my "computer" in general. Same computer, different feel... I know it sounds crazy, but I can't stand using his Powerbook!

Thanks!
15" Powerbook G4 | 1.67, 1.5gb, 128VRAM, SD
20" iMac | 2.66, 2gb, HD 2600
Dell 2408WFP
     
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Mar 30, 2008, 01:16 AM
 
No, that can't be done. The backup is (and should be) read-only. Booting however requires write-access.
     
asodamiac  (op)
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Mar 30, 2008, 12:01 PM
 
Darn. What a bummer!

Guess I'll have to thug it out for a few days.

Thanks.
15" Powerbook G4 | 1.67, 1.5gb, 128VRAM, SD
20" iMac | 2.66, 2gb, HD 2600
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