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How to boot PPC PowerMacs (G3, G4, G5) from a USB stick or drive?

To boot a PowerMac (or an iMac, iBook, eMac, etc...) from an USB stick or drive, if you have a G5 or late G4 model, first refer to the boot from CD guide and if it does not work, then follow these instructions: 1. Plug your USB stick or drive in an USB port 2. Power the computer on (or restart it if it's already running) and immediately... 3. ...hold down those 4 keys together: [ CMD + OPT/ALT + O + F ] until you see the white Open...

How to boot PPC PowerMacs from a CD/DVD : G3, G4, iMac, iBook, eMac, etc...?

So you've acquired or burned a Mac OS install CD or you made yourself a custom boot disk and would like to boot from it but when you insert it in your Mac and power it on, it always boots from the hard drive? Then here's how to access the PPC boot selection screen...   You can boot any PowerMac from a removable media by turning it on and immediately holding down the OPTION (ALT) key until a boot selection screen shows up...

How to display a custom StartupScreen picture on boot under Mac OS 9 and earlier?

Under Mac OS 9 and earlier, all the way back to the first Mac OS versions in the 1980's, you could display a custom boot picture in the background while Mac OS was loading. To do this, you do NOT need to alter/edit any system files at all.  All you need to do is to save a copy of your desired startup picture into a specific format and place it in your System Folder. Note: System 6 and earlier only supports black & white...

How to install Mac OS X Leopard on your PowerPC (PPC) Mac with a USB flash drive

If you need instructions on how to make a USB flash drive for this tutorial, one for creating it on Windows can be found here. Creating the USB drive on a Mac running OS X is as simple as restoring an image with Disk Utility. The Leopard disc image used in this tutorial can be found here. Note: This tutorial assumes you have already created a bootable USB drive containing Leopard. 1. Shut down your PowerPC Mac. 2. Plug in your Leopard...

PowerMacs key combinations

.contentblock TD{ border:1px solid #CCC; padding:3px; font-size:13px; } .contentblock TH { white-space: nowrap; color: #999; } Listed below is a table of all the keyboard key combinations you can use on almost all PowerMacs (G3, G4, iMacs, iBooks, eMacs, etc...) originally listed at:   You can also download the PDF file.     Table of contents On Boot After...

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