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Old Feb 24th, 2007, 11:26 AM   #1
 
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iMac DV 400, external booting, and target firewire

I know that the G3 iMac DV 400 has firewire ports, but can you boot off an external firewire drive and can you use target firewire mode on this iMac?

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Old Feb 24th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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I know that the G3 iMac DV 400 has firewire ports, but can you boot off an external firewire drive and can you use target firewire mode on this iMac?

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I am posting this reply using an G3 iMac DV 400 booted from a MacAlly external drive. Yes you can use target mode as well. A good thing for me as the Optical drive is toast on this computer.

Be sure your firmware (Boot ROM) is version 4.1.9.f1. The firmware can be easily updated but you need to be booted in OS9 to do it.
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Old Feb 24th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #3
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Ditto. Including the defunct optical drive. Firewire is good for dvd work as well as an external hard drive to boot from.
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You have to have the firmware up to date tho.
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Old Feb 25th, 2007, 05:03 PM   #5
 
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Thanks for your help, folks.
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