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will a clone of a G5 drive work ok to run a G4?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: January 08, 2007 01:32PM
I'm wondering about this because of the g5 firmware that is present.

Will a g4 disregard this, is it important or moot?

If it is an issue, can the g5 firmware be removed or does the firmware reside somewhere in the actual G5 and not on the hard drive?

Thanks
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Re: will a clone of a G5 drive work ok to run a G4?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: January 08, 2007 01:50PM
should work fine.
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Re: will a clone of a G5 drive work ok to run a G4?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 08, 2007 02:03PM
yes



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Re: will a clone of a G5 drive work ok to run a G4?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: January 08, 2007 02:30PM
FirmWare is in the G5, not on the hard drive.

BGnR



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Re: will a clone of a G5 drive work ok to run a G4?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: January 08, 2007 04:40PM
Thanks people...Power to the people!!!
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Re: will a clone of a G5 drive work ok to run a G4?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: January 08, 2007 07:18PM
FWIW, I ran my s/o's G3 500 iMac off a FW external drive with a clone of my G5.

Worked great.

As I always say, "that's just my opinion, I could be wrong."

GeneL
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Re: will a clone of a G5 drive work ok to run a G4?
Posted by: josntme
Date: January 08, 2007 08:38PM
So I can run my Pismo off the G5 iMac clone?

Neat.
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Re: will a clone of a G5 drive work ok to run a G4?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: January 08, 2007 08:53PM
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josntme
So I can run my Pismo off the G5 iMac clone?

Neat.

Yeppers.

BGnR



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"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: will a clone of a G5 drive work ok to run a G4?
Posted by: viaripatti
Date: January 08, 2007 08:54PM
OSX is agnostic; once it is installed. Of course Apple will tie the installer disk to the hardware initially so you don't go and pirate it everywhere. That is the only reason.

I've run laptop G4 1.67Mhz systems on my digital audio and visa versa. They seem just fine. Apple loaded the system with just about every hardware contingency so, on boot-up the particular machine will use only the components that it needs.
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