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No more booting from an iPod?
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Phil Sherry
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Apr 28, 2005, 06:37 PM
 
I used to have an emergency installation of OS X on my iPods, which have helped me out of many a scrape in the past. I had to format my 3rd Gen to Windows aaages ago, and I've forgotten to re-install OS X on my 4th Gen since one of the last times I wiped it clean and installed the last few updates. Yes, I know you don't have to wipe them to update them, but when you have over 100Gb of music, it helps keep things fresh when you're forced into reloading it.

Anyway, I just tried to install OS X on the 4th Gen just now, and I got told I can't use it as a startup volume, and wasn't allowed to install OS X on it. Eh? Since when? Did I miss that memo?

Gonna roll it back a few versions and try that, but I'm interested to know if anyone can shed any light on this for me; mainly, when and why this happened.
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 04:57 AM
 
This article describes the process and states specifically that it will not work on a mini. Since the article has been updated with Tiger information, I have to assume that 4Gs are still bootable.

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Apr 29, 2005, 05:01 AM
 
Did you go into iTunes preferences > iPod (while it's connected) and toggle the Enable Disk Use button?

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Apr 29, 2005, 05:57 AM
 
I've done a few things. Nothing seems to be working. Bugger.
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 06:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac
This article describes the process and states specifically that it will not work on a mini. Since the article has been updated with Tiger information, I have to assume that 4Gs are still bootable.
I used to have mine running as a normal iPod, rather than just a firewire drive as in that article. That's what was so handy about it.
     
   
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