How to Boot your Mac from an iPod

May 14, 2007 - 1 Comment

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If you have an extra iPod laying around that isn’t getting much musical usage, perhaps you’d like to try using it as a boot disk. Yes seriously, though obviously by doing so you will lose the iPod ability to play music, and gain a bootable Mac volume instead.

How is this possible? Well, the always useful Lifehacker has found a good read on setting up an iPod to be used as a startup drive for your Mac, the only downside is the software the how-to suggests is rather expensive. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, then check out our past post on creating portable Mac OS X installs for OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, etc, otherwise read on!

Links for accomplishing this feat:

So, you going to try that? Us, probably not, we’ll stick to the USB flash key approach, but pretty cool use for an old iPod right?

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Posted by: David Mendez in How to, Mac OS, Tips & Tricks

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  1. mugab says:

    I would never spend $150 just to boot a freaking iPod Mac OS X install, what a waste of money, what are they thinking??

    good concept but $150 is a bad joke! i’d rather use the free advice from your other link

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