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    Can OSX startup from a firewire (for speed) compact flash card? They make 1, 2 and 4GB modules...

    Dont know the purpose of this, other than keeping media and OS seperate, and keeping the carputer running even in the event of a hard drive malfunction (platter crash etc)

    Can this be done?
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    do you mean a firewire CF reader ? If so your systems bios has to support booting from firewire.

    The purpose of putting an OS on a CF drive is self explanatory. CF storage is the cheapest Solid State Meduim you can buy. Solid State media can withstand severe conditions while still operating normally.
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    • #3
      Well i put this in the mac forum to get someone to tell me whether macs can do that..
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      • #4
        Originally posted by IntellaWorks
        do you mean a firewire CF reader ? If so your systems bios has to support booting from firewire.
        I don't think Macs have a BIOS like most PC users might think. There is some sort of firmware mumbo-jumbo on Macs, but definitely not a "BIOS".
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        • #5
          You can boot from a Firewire HD. If the CF card appears to the OS as a firewire drive, and you have OSX installed on it, you can select it in your startup preferences.
          Originally posted by ghettocruzer
          I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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          • #6
            Ill have to wait to come across one or someone to post themselves using it. kinda pricy to test alone.
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            • #7
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              Sorry bout that. Didn't even think to check if this was in the mac forum or not, you mac guys are pretty tricky !

              However, macs can boot from firewire by pressing apple (eww) + f, I know this because I worked at a mac store for a few months while waiting for a real job and thier techs used to boot a broken mac of an i-pod by using this method. Only problem I see is that CF's as we all know have limited write cycles and doubt there's anything like write cycle protection in OS X.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by IntellaWorks
                by pressing apple (eww) + f
                Only novices call it "Apple"! It's correct term is "Command". I've actually heard some people say "Open-Apple F".
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                • #9
                  i say open apple cuz back in the day, if you are "real" mac person as you put it, the keyboards had TWO apple keys, one was the outline of an apple, the other a filled in apple. Thus OPEN and CLOSED apple. :P

                  but today, command is the correct term yes.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sdashiki
                    i say open apple cuz back in the day, if you are "real" mac person as you put it, the keyboards had TWO apple keys, one was the outline of an apple, the other a filled in apple. Thus OPEN and CLOSED apple. :P
                    Heh... I didn't know that. I am humbled.
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