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  • powerbook g4, boot from external firewire drive?

    Posted by Craig Alan on April 5, 2005 at 4:48 am

    I made a clone of the g4 powerbook system drive. but when i try to boot from the clone the spinning wheel just keeps spinning. 10.3.8. latest 15″ powerbook. what gives?

    OSX 10.2.3; Quicksilver Dual 1 gig; FCP 3.0.4; Sony camcorder vx2000; write professionally for a variety of media

    Craig Alan replied 19 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Mark Sloan

    April 6, 2005 at 6:37 pm

    How did you clone your Hard Drive? What tool did you use?

  • Craig Alan

    April 6, 2005 at 11:31 pm

    I used CCC but i notice that the clone is not journaled. Could that be the reason? Also it’s on one partition of the external drive. Do you need to use the whole drive to get a journaled format?

    Thanks

    OSX 10.2.3; Quicksilver Dual 1 gig; FCP 3.0.4; Sony camcorder vx2000; write professionally for a variety of media

  • Mark Sloan

    April 7, 2005 at 12:30 am

    Are you going into System Preferences and selecting the drive partition for booting? If it is showing up there then it has at least been “blessed”, but as for the partition question, I’d check the CCC site. I personally don’t know and no one else has answered your post! 🙂

  • Craig Alan

    April 7, 2005 at 1:42 am

    Thanks

    Yes it shows up as 10.3.8, everything on it seems fine but it will not boot. I’m going to try to erase the whole partition and clone it again. I think the journaling might have something to do with it and it occurs to me that if it was cloning to an already formatted drive that it might not be able to come out journaled. But I’m just guessing and I don’t want to wipe out the other partition and don’t know if I’d need to. Any insight would be appreciated.

    OSX 10.2.3; Quicksilver Dual 1 gig; FCP 3.0.4; Sony camcorder vx2000; write professionally for a variety of media

  • Craig Alan

    April 7, 2005 at 5:01 am

    I erased the partition that had the clone and chose os extended (journaled). Then I re-cloned the power book system. This time the firewire drive was bootable. My other problem was moving a previous backup of ms user files to system. I always got an error message that those files were in use. Not if I boot off the clone.

    OSX 10.2.3; Quicksilver Dual 1 gig; FCP 3.0.4; Sony camcorder vx2000; write professionally for a variety of media

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