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Installing OSX onto PPC using Intel Mac and Firewire

I'm fighting a losing battle and I'm hoping you can help. I have an old G5 PPC machine with no OSX installed. I have the installation disk. Unfortunatley there seesm to be an issue with the G5 ...
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Is it possible to re-route a Firewire DV Input as a webcam to use it in Google+ Hangouts?

I'm trying to use a Firewire DV input in a Google+ Hangout in order to do Hangouts on Air. Currently, it appears that Hangouts does not support DV inputs, which makes things difficult (essentially, ...
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External Firewire Audio Interface Overheating Macbook Pro 6,1

When I connect an external firewire audio interface to 17" Macbook pro 6,1 2.53ghz i5 the computer heats up at an alarming rate. I've heard all sorts of things on the internet, but still no reasonable ...
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Firewire problems

A question regarding firewire ports on the current iMAC i3/i5 and G5 computers, we are having a serious issue with the ports burning out after heavy use. Now we are an educational institution so the ...
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Kernel panic on wake from sleep with firewire peripheral plugged in

I'm running OSX 10.9.2 on an old Macbook 5.2, 2.13Ghz C2d with 4 gigs of RAM. Everything is very smooth except for one very big annoyance - My mbox 2 pro has problems keeping up when waking up from ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.10 on external firewire hard drive

I think I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my external firewire hard drive (LaCie Rugged Triple) successfully, but I don't see any way to boot it. How can I solve this? I already have Mac OS X 10.7, Lion, ...
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How to prevent Finder windows from automatically popping up when I attach a disk?

I have a removable Firewire drive. It has several partitions, many of which have Mac OS installers on them (I'm a developer/sysadmin, and need to reinstall fairly frequently). However, I also use ...
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How do I (re)mount missing Firewire drives? Why do they vanish?

I have several Firewire drives that occasionally "go missing" even though they are connected to my Mac and powered on (the power light is illuminated). These drives do not appear in Disk Utility or ...
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What's the fastest connection speed / shortest elapsed time using Migration Assistant?

When using Migration Assistant to move users, files, and folders from an old Mac to a new one, you have a few different choices, depending on the Macs involved. Presuming that both Macs have ...
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Why do external hard drives run so hot while mounted and idle on a Macbook Pro?

When my external drives are mounted and idle on a Macbook Pro, they run hot. Why? I do not have the same experience with NTFS volumes on my Windows box, where's the difference in idle disk usage? ...
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Connect 2008 black MacBook to 2013 MBA via Thunderbolt / Firewire?

I am buying a new MacBook Air soon and am getting ready to transfer all of my data via migration assistant. I know this can run via wifi but that is way too slow. My MacBook has a FireWire port, which ...
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how to route traffic to other computer via firewire, everything else via wifi

I have two macbook pros connected via firewire. Both are also connected to wifi. How can I check that traffic between the two computers is going preferentially via firewire, but everything else goes ...
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What devices is the iPod to Firewire 400 adapter meant for, and for what purpose?

I have this adapter: Is it completely useless? I'm not quite sure what it is. I've had it for years.
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Broken PowerBook G4

My PowerBook G4 is broken and has been for a couple of months now. I owned it while it was working for about 1 and a half years. When it broke originally, I was restarting it after changing the boot ...
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How to tell a macmini to stop booting to Windows from a macbook pro?

I need to be able to control a mac mini without a screen and I think using screensharing would be enough. I've enabled screensharing, setup a manual IP address and I have an ethernet cable. The ...
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How dangerous is it to hot-plug FireWire 400 devices?

I've had my MacBook since 2006 and, on the odd occasion, I've used the FireWire 400 port for connecting an HDD caddy or for networking between two Macs. I've always hot-swapped devices without a ...
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Does Thunderbolt support a net topology like FireWire?

Does Thunderbolt support the same kind of network architecture that FireWire does? If you have a Mac with two FireWire ports, you can daisy-chain FireWire devices in a loop with the Mac at both ends ...
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Does daisy chaining FireWire 800 and 400 cause all devices to use 400 speeds?

I recently purchased a Drobo, and in looking over some online documentation, I encountered this support article which states: If a FireWire 400 device is also connected, it will pull down the ...
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Firewire cable disconnected during Migration; process interrupted [duplicate]

this is my first post here but it seems like a helpful place. I got a used 2010 MacBook pro last weekend, and have had a hell of a time trying to transfer data from my older MBP via Migration ...
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USB vs FW400 for iMac G4 external backup drive?

I am setting up an old iMac G4 running Mac OS X 10.5.8 as a computer to back things up from my network. I.e. it uses SSHFS to mount network shares and back up their contents (about 120GB) to a ...
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How does FireWire daisy chaining work between two Macs?

After taking a look at this question Does Thunderbolt support a net topology like FireWire? I was wondering how FireWire works when it's daisy-chained with multiple devices between a Mac on each end ...
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Is there a currently available way to connect firewire to a 2011 MacBook Air besides the Apple Thunderbolt monitor?

If one wanted to connect a firewire peripheral to a 2011 MacBook Air, one could buy Apple's Thunderbolt monitor, connect the monitor to the Air and the peripheral to the monitor. That's kind of ...
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Can I get S.M.A.R.T. support on external hard drives?

Disk Utility reports the S.M.A.R.T. Status as not verified for external disks, and by default Mac OS X only seems able to access S.M.A.R.T. information on internal hard drives. Is there a way to get ...
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iMac-to-iMac Migration was interrupted; Now, source iMac is reading as 0.0GB

I attempted twice to migrate my iMac (2006) to my iMac (2009), first via wireless and second via LAN. The connection was interrupted both times, but the second time left it unable to 'resume from ...
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iMac - Airport 'Looking for networks' affects FireWire audio device

This problem has been driving me mad for months and started when I upgraded to OS X Lion from Snow Leopard on my iMac. I've got a Saffire 56 external audio device connected via FireWire (works ...
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VMWare Fusion on Main drive or Firewire 800 drive?

I have been running VMWare Fusion (4.0 now) for a long time, but off the main MacBook Pro hard drive. Will I get faster overall performance of the VM/Mac if I put the VM on an external Firewire 800 ...
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FW400 HDD not recognized at all

I have an external hard drive in an enclosure that plugs into the firewire port of a Mac Pro, and it is not recognized. I connect the device to the firewire port, and this is what it shows: Any ...
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Can 2010 MacBook Pro power 2 daisy chained FW800 external HDs?

I have a 15 inch MacBook Pro (model MacBookPro6,2) with 2.66 gHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB RAM from mid 2010. Right now, I use a LaCie Firewire 800 bus powered Little Big Disk Quadra which works well. ...
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Do the FireWire ports on the new MacBook Pros use 4-pin or 9-pin connectors?

I've ordered a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2.3 ghz), to replace my aging and breaking-down iMac G5. I'll need to run a FireWire cable from an audio interface (also on order, that has a 6-pin connector) to ...