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    Paladin of the Pegasos
    jPV
    Posts: 1922 from 2003/2/24
    From: po-RNO
    Quote:

    CraigE wrote:
    From what I've read, I don't believe the Mac Mini G4 is compatible with the OF USB boot method

    I don't know where you have got that impression, but I have always booted Mac minis (for example both 1.42GHz and 1.5GHz minis) from USB with the method presented here (you can usually skip the formatting of the USB device, if you have a FAT compatible stick):
    http://www.morphos.de/guide/usb-boot
    I've had some problems with Powermacs (G4 and G5) with this, but never with Mac minis, Powerbooks, or IBooks...


    Quote:

    So I'm pretty sure the optical drive is on its last legs, do I have any options that I'm not thinking of:

    Some people have reported, that if the CD reading part of the drive is defunct, it still can read DVD discs. So, try to burn the MorphOS image to a DVD and try that way. And if it doesn't work with the C key pressed on the boot, can you see the disc when going to Mac's startup menu by pressing the Alt key on the boot?


    Quote:

    Do I just say "screw it" and buy a G5 Powermac?

    I'm still betting we'll find a way to boot it for you :)
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