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matt11
26th February 2009, 08:25 AM
If you install leopard server via target disk mode on an Intel iMac, but the Xserve is PPC, will that fuck it up?

Lutze
26th February 2009, 09:03 AM
If you install leopard server via target disk mode on an Intel iMac, but the Xserve is PPC, will that fuck it up?

It won't work. The file system on Intel Mac's is dealt with differently on PPC models I believe. Or at least that's the general wisdom for the other way around (There was a way of installing Leopard on too slow PPC models that meant using target disk mode but required a fast PPC system to do it for that reason)

matt11
26th February 2009, 09:25 AM
It won't work. The file system on Intel Mac's is dealt with differently on PPC models I believe. Or at least that's the general wisdom for the other way around (There was a way of installing Leopard on too slow PPC models that meant using target disk mode but required a fast PPC system to do it for that reason)

If i format the filesystem to the right one will that work?

Currawong
26th February 2009, 09:42 AM
It should work.

chip
26th February 2009, 01:24 PM
If i format the filesystem to the right one will that work?
If you're formatting and installing a PPC machine in target mode from an intel machine, make sure you're not using GPT partitioning, as PPC machines can't boot from a GPT disk. I think this is what Lutze was referring to.

rentzsch.com: Intel-based Mac Boot Incompatibility (http://rentzsch.com/tidbits/intelbasedMacBootIncompatibility) discusses the issue in more detail.

edit: http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/partitioning_tiger.html find the section "Cryptic Error Message" to see how you can partition for a PPC machine.

matt11
26th February 2009, 02:38 PM
If you're formatting and installing a PPC machine in target mode from an intel machine, make sure you're not using GPT partitioning, as PPC machines can't boot from a GPT disk. I think this is what Lutze was referring to.

rentzsch.com: Intel-based Mac Boot Incompatibility (http://rentzsch.com/tidbits/intelbasedMacBootIncompatibility) discusses the issue in more detail.

edit: Formatting & Partitioning a Hard Drive in OS X (http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/partitioning_tiger.html) find the section "Cryptic Error Message" to see how you can partition for a PPC machine.

But when I try and install it yells.

W2ttsy
26th February 2009, 03:34 PM
could you not use an external CD drive or boot from the internal cd drive with the leopard disk? why are you using TDM to start with?

Currawong
26th February 2009, 05:45 PM
Depending on the machine you're using, target disk mode also works with DVD drives, such as those in MacBook Pros. So you can use a MacBook Pro as an expensive DVD drive by putting it in Target Disk Mode.

chip
27th February 2009, 04:25 PM
But when I try and install it yells.
What yells? The OS X Server installer?