Firewire Install of OSX from Powerbook to iMac
Sorry if this has been covered before. But I thought the information was pretty useful and may help others.
My kids ruined my slot loading cdrom on my Dalmation iMac by putting coins in it. I have a firewire cdr that I use with this system now. So when it came time to install 10.2 on the iMac, I ran into a snag. I had no CDrom to install from because the firewire cdr does not powerup until the OS is running on the iMac.
Not being the overly clever Mac hardware some people out there may be, I scratched my head on this for awhile. ?
Then I hooked my powerbook up to my iMac with the firewire cable. I then restarted the iMac in Target mode by holding down the "T" key. I then inserted my 10.2 disk into my Powerbook and installed the normal way but installed on the "now firewire" drive on the iMac from my Powerbook. After everything finished installing, up popped my brand new Jaguar on my imac through my powerbook screen. I then marked my powerbooks main drive for startup and restarted both computers. My powerbook came back up as normal, and after a few minutes of searching, my iMac came back up with 10.2 on it running like a charm.
What a relief. I thought I would never be able to update my iMac server after I lost my cdrom drive. Wheeww!
Just passing this along in case any one else wants to play around with this.
I can do everyhting on my Mac I used to do on my PC, plus alot more.