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    Starting up from External Drive
    Hey all,
    I have an emac with a nearly kaput hard drive. I bought a 500gb Western Digital external with the intention of using it to startup, bypassing the damaged internal. I get this from the 10.4 install disk: 'You cannot install Mac OSX on this volume, Mac OSX cannot startup from this volume.'
    Now I formatted the external with disk utility to partian it as a Mac volume, but no soap. Why the ****ens not? Never had this problem installing the system and starting up on an external before.

    Dave

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    Is the external USB or FireWire?


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    USB, baggss. The emac: G4, 1.25ghz, 1 GB RAM.

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    Is it USB 2 or USB 1.1?


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