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Booting old mac g5 on xp

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March 27, 2010 11:59:12 PM

I have an old 160 gb hd from a G5 and I was wondering if there is anyway to boot it up on my xp system.

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March 28, 2010 8:51:31 PM

hmm, do you mean, slave the hdd in a full xp pc? then i think you'd need an hfs+ reader (if that exists) to "see" the g5 hdd.

if you mean can the xp pc boot from a drive that came out of a g5, i'm pretty sure that's impossible (unless you reformat to nt, which is bypassing the question).
g5 were ppc.
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March 29, 2010 1:56:59 AM

Well basically my brother has files on the hdd that he wants like images and his g5 died. So I took it out and want to some extract the files to my pc.
March 29, 2010 2:07:28 AM

You need something like MacDrive. That should allow you to mount the HD in XP and extract the files.

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March 30, 2010 9:52:38 PM

Another (free) way is to boot from a Linux live CD. It should see the files just fine. Then you can backup to an external HD or CD/DVD.
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April 14, 2010 3:39:29 AM

Best answer selected by r_manic.