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    Emac target disc mode issue.
    Hey guys,

    I just recieved a free 1ghz EMAC that has a broken dvd drive. For some reason while installing Leopard ; the optical drive failed. Upon restart; OSX will not load. I wont even get past the Grey Apple screen. I restarted the computer and pressed option. The HDD is mounted . I attached my Ibook via Target Disc Mode. I loaded the DVD into the Ibook. I restarted the Emac , pressed option (alt because the usb keyboard and mouse are non Apple branded) Now I see both my HDD, the HDD of my Ibook and the Leopard install DVD. I click on the DVD it greys out, but I move the mouse and it returns back to the normal icon. I was just wondering what I am doing wrong? Why cant I load directely from my Ibook's DVD rom ?

    Any Advice would be greatly appreciated...

    BTW the Disc is a Retail copy of osx.



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    If I'm right about this, as of now only the MacBook Air offers Remote Disc. Regardless FW400 does not have the bitrate that a CD/DVD drive w/ SATA (?) has, and that may cause EFI/booting compatibility problems.

    (Please do correct me if I'm wrong)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikinerd View Post
    If I'm right about this, as of now only the MacBook Air offers Remote Disc. Regardless FW400 does not have the bitrate that a CD/DVD drive w/ SATA (?) has, and that may cause EFI/booting compatibility problems.

    (Please do correct me if I'm wrong)
    Uhmm - but surely the same could be said of accessing the HDD over FW?

    Apple say that this is possible. But that doesn't state whether its specific to a 800 connection though.

    The fact the icon is appearing alone means that its been recognised as a bootable volume by the OpenFirmware doesn't it? IIRC - OF/EFI only display icons for volumes which are bootable, not every volume present.

    Could you boot into the iBook's HD via Target Disk Mode? Did that work alright?

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    Quote Originally Posted by truffle_shuffle! View Post
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    Mar 24, 2009 10:38 AM
    Emac target disc mode issue.
    Hey guys,

    I just recieved a free 1ghz EMAC that has a broken dvd drive. For some reason while installing Leopard ; the optical drive failed. Upon restart; OSX will not load. I wont even get past the Grey Apple screen. I restarted the computer and pressed option. The HDD is mounted . I attached my Ibook via Target Disc Mode. I loaded the DVD into the Ibook. I restarted the Emac , pressed option (alt because the usb keyboard and mouse are non Apple branded) Now I see both my HDD, the HDD of my Ibook and the Leopard install DVD. I click on the DVD it greys out, but I move the mouse and it returns back to the normal icon. I was just wondering what I am doing wrong? Why cant I load directely from my Ibook's DVD rom ?

    Any Advice would be greatly appreciated...

    BTW the Disc is a Retail copy of osx.
    I had a similar problem with my eMac (unable to boot from DVD drive). I ended up purchasing and booting from an external Firewire DVD drive (Lacie).

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    What you need to do is hook up the firewire cable and boot the eMac into target disk mode (hold the T key while booting). Now
    your eMac hard drive will show on the iBook desktop. Boot the OS X DVD from the iBook and select the eMac disk as the destination for the install. Works.


 

 

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