ehowton (ehowton) wrote,

Booting a PowerMac G5

Decided the Best Course of ActionTM was to replace my garage iPod with a garage OSX + iTunes, but this time using ye olde re-purposed PowerMac G5.

But getting a PowerMac G5 to boot from an external, non-Apple optical drive via USB? Yeah no fun ever when I have to re-learn all this, so here, for my reference:

  1. Press-and-hold Option-Alt-O-F to boot into OpenFirmware.

  2. devalias works just like on the old SPARC boxes.

  3. Correct syntax for boot is:

    • ud:,\\:tbxi

drax0r's old G5
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