external hard drive wont boot :(

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  1. handbeezy ༼ つ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ༽つ

    handbeezy ༼ つ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ༽つ Squatters Rights OT Supporter

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    so i got to swappin out my old hard drive and put in the new one
    everything went well, except when i booted it up with the new hd, the external hard drive wouldnt mount.
    it's connected and everything
    and the computer works(because i put the old hd in and now it works)
    and i had the install disk in(and also tried with it out)
    what do i doooo?

    this is the external hd http://www.evertek.com/viewpart.asp?auto=23461
     
  2. TheWeasel

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    What type of Mac? PPC Macs can't boot from USB.
     
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    handbeezy ༼ つ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ༽つ Squatters Rights OT Supporter

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    so then what should i do?
    (its firewire btw)
     
  4. jackback52

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    go to disk utility and see if it shows up there. also, try to plug it into another mac.
     
  5. TheWeasel

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    Also try a different USB port.
     
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