MacBook Pro :: How To Backup Both OSX Lion†and Windows Partitions
Jun 19, 2012
We just purchased an older mac book pro to replace our even older G4 powerbook which cannot run some of the software my wife wants.This has both OSX LION and Windows 7 using Bootcamp on it.As soon as we get it we will want to make a clone backup of the hard drive.With the powerbook we used a combination of CCC (carbon copy cloner) and time machine.While CCC will clone the OSX partition it will not work on the Windows partition of the hard drive.While I realize that I could use a Windows based product to clone that portion I really would prefer that the clone be made of the entire disk with a product that relies on neither system.Back in the day we used to write stuff like that, but I keep thinking someone else must have already done so.
If it is whats the best and "freeest" way to do it? I know how to do normal osx clones I use SuperDuper!. But now i have a vista partition. If i cant clone the complete drive is there any other way to do it?
I have an external drive that I've been using for Time Machine backups and file storage. I had two partitions to do this (one for TM and another for files). That was pleasing until I bootcamped Windows 7 to my Mac. Now I would like to use another partition for Windows Backup and yet another for files since I gave Windows only 15 gb to work with (my internal HDD isn't very big). No problem, I thought.
My external HDD is 1TB so I just split the ridiculously large Time Machine partition in half and split the half in half. Voila! Four partitions on the drive! However, Windows would not recognize it. After searching around on the netz, I opened Disk Management (somewhere in the Control Panel's administrative tools). It asked me to initialize the disc. Wary, I searched the netz once again to find that this will likely erase my data. So I haven't done it.
My questions: 1. Will "initializing" the disc actually erase the data that is already on it? 2. Is there another way to get Windows 7 to recognize the drive (and the two pertaining partitions)?
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External drive partition map: Apple Partition Map Connection type: Firewire Windows OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) Mac OS: Leopard
I have recently began using linux as a virtual machine and have started to like it alot. I want to triple boot my mac so I can run linux by itself, but I'm running into some trouble. After partitioning my hard drive, whenever I try to boot up windows, it fails, and a get a blue screen and an UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME error. I have my windows partitioned as FAT and its Windows XP. I have already attempted to repair permissions for Mac and repair disc for Windows.
I have an iMac 2.4ghz with a 320g hd, that I partitioned 50/270 when I installed Leopard. I read somewhere to have the opp system partitioned and I have been kicking myself in the rear ever since. Too many apps and files want to run next to the opp system, so I'm starting over.I used time machine for a backup of the system (both partitions are showing) on my 1 TB iomega external hard drive (minimax). I partitioned the external 500/500, time machine/additional storage.So that is what I'm working with, now for the question:With my backup complete, if I do a clean install to the internal hard drive (320g) in order to remove the 50g opp/sys partition and just have one 320g internal hd; will my time machine be able to restore to a clean 320 without having the 50/270gig partition setup? If so will this be a somewhat simple process?
i've recently got a Mac Pro 2009 and installed a second hard drive bay in it of 1 terrabyte.So I installed Windows 7 64 bit on it. I only install windows on it so I can use this program thats only available for Windows. And games.But after I installed it, I notice the program does not work. I go to the site of this program and they note that it isnt that great with 64-bit. So I reckon I need a 32 bit windows. I only have windows XP 32 bit on CD so I thought ill use that.I cannot install Windows XP while keeping Windows 7. When I go to the bootcamp manager it does not give the option for a second partition, which I did create after I noticed I need 2 Windows OS's.
I'm trying to be able to access my Windows HD (loaded with Win7) from when I'm booted in Mac. I can move files from my Windows HD partition and drag them into any folder on my mac, but I can't do the reverse. I'd love to be able to drag a powerpoint from a folder on my mac but it won't let me drag it to a windows folder (some of which have little lock icons on them) and says access denied. I thought I made sure I have read/write access so I don't really know what is wrong. I'm aware I can't access my mac partition from when I'm booted into WIndows but I'd be really appreciative if someone would let me know how to drag files to and from the windows partition while I'm booted into mac.
I just booted into Windows and saw that there were some Windows Updates available and it asked me to reboot the computer however it failed to boot into Windows. So I restarted and tried to boot into OS X instead, but that didn't work either.
So I put in the OS X install DVD and checked out Disk Utility. Turned out that all my partitions where screwed up. There were 3 partitions listed as Windows_ldm, with incorrect sizes (I had 4 partitions before).
Long story short: I'm now reinstalling OS X and I lost everything I had on the drive, I think. I'll try some restore software once I've gotten OS X installed.
A little pissed right now... How the heck can Windows F up the entire drive?
I want to be able to boot into both osx and win 7 and i'd also like to be able to run win7 apps from within osx. Do I need to do a boot camp installation (for dual boot), and a parrallels/fusion install (to run apps within osx) to achieve this or will one method allow me to do both? I want to create a 200gb partition for windows and want to be able to see windows files from osx.
I've a lot of files in Mac and my time machine back up drive now. Since most of my files are spreadsheet, doc, MP3 files and they can inter use in my Mac and Windows 7 PC. There are 4 Mac partitions and one PC partition in Mac Disk utility I can use. Do you know which partition I can use and Windows 7 PC will see them. In this case, I can just use that partition transfer the files form Mac to PC?
I am not sure if there is anything I can do, but here is my situation.Boot Camp will not install if my main hard drive which contains OSX has more than 1 partition on it. I have previously successfully installed boot camp before but recently have reformated and repartitioned my drive into multiple sections, One for the OSX and one for Multimedia, Movies Music and pics.Now Boot camp is telling me, Boot Camp cannot install because your primary drive is partitioned.So My prediciment is this. I want boot camp, because I need windows for games... no problem. However I need an extra OSX Journaled Partition for my Music and stuff, because I do not want this on my OSX partition. what can I do? before I reformat again
been trying to set up something like this under bootcamp butgetting nowhere. even lost half of my mac hd in the process.support couldn't get disk utility to recover it. finally got itback with a linux live disk called 'parted magic.' that allowedme to delete the ntfs partitions and leave them as free space. once i'd done that disk utility could then resize the mac hdpartition to the whole disk and i was able to start over.can a partition scheme as i've described above be done on a mac?
for various reasons, I've got three windows partitions on my Mac Pro. 1 x XP, 1 x Vista and 1 x 7. The annoying thing is, when I hold 'alt' to get into one of them, they all show up as 'Windows' (ie, OSX, Windows, Windows, Windows as my choice). A smarter man would remember, or write down what's what - but I'm wondering (as I'm not smarter) if there's a way to rename how they appear in this startup point. I've renamed the drives on the desktop so I know what's what - but it'd be nice to be able to change the startup option too.
I know this isn't "Windows" per say, but I couldn't really find a closer forum to post in. I installed Ubuntu following their online guide using Bootcamp and such because I was curious. Now, it's not really working as much as I would like it to, and I'd like to remove the 90 or so Gigabytes I gave to Ubuntu in my partition.
I tried using the Disk Utility, and it always gets stuck on "preparing to remove partition". I waited for an hour and a half once, and it still had not progressed. I also tried using the Disk Utility off of my Mac OS X installation disk and saw the same failures and results. What can I do to remove this plaguing Ubuntu partition off of my hard drive for good?
I have a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard, and Windows 7 Premium installed via Boot Camp v3.0 (equal 64GB partitions on a 128GB SSD). Both OSÔŅĹs are running fast and smoothly without any major issues ÔŅĹ except for the following:
-When I am logged into Snow Leopard, I can open and access all the folders and files for all users on the Windows 7 partition (but you cannot write to them).
-When I am logged into Windows 7, I can open and access all the folders and files for all users on the Snow Leopard partition (but you cannot write to them).
Just a quick rundown of what I'm trying to do here:I have a 1 TB external USB SimpleDrive hard drive that is currently partitioned into three partitions, two formatted with FAT32 and one formatted with HFS+ for Time Machine. I learned how to enable Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard's NTFS read-write capability today and so I no longer need to keep my first two partitions as FAT32 (especially since I have files larger than 4 GB I would like to store on them). I have data on the first FAT32 partition that I would like to transfer to the second FAT32 partition once I have reformatted it as NTFS whereby I will then be able to reformat the first FAT32 partition to NTFS without losing my data.I have nothing important on the second FAT32 partition, but when I opened Disk Management in Administrative Tools in Windows 7, I found that the second FAT32 partition is currently set as the active partition of that volume. When I right-clicked and asked to Format that partition exclusively, I received the following
So, I installed Lion, but here's how I did it.¬†Downloaded from Mac Store. Created new partition. Rebooted and installed the new OS on the new partition Booted into new partition and deleted the old one completely.¬†Now this is all fine except now I only have 300GB from a 1TB drive.
As you can see from the screenshot, I cannot adjust the size of the partitions and when I delete the newly created partition (Macintosh HD) I still cannot make the partition larger in size. Did I do this the wrong way around?
I just upgraded my HD to a 1T drive.¬† I had recently reinstalled everything on the original HD, and enabled FileVault2 on the drive and didn't want to go through the tedious process of reinstalling everything.¬† Instead, I used Clonzezilla to image the drive over.¬† Everything works properly.¬† My new drive boots as expected and everything on the FV2 partition shows up properly.¬† Of course, now I would like to extend my FV2 partition to fill the remaining part of the disk.¬†Are there any tools (3rd party or native) that allow me to resize my FV2 partition?¬† Everything I have found to date indicates that I have to disable (decrypt) FV2, resize, and then re-enable FV2.¬† Seems like an extremely long and arduous process.¬†Has noone been able to write a utitility to extend the partition size without needing to decrypt everything?¬† I'm running Lion 10.7.3.¬†
One of my co-workers is upgrading his old Mac Pro to a new iMac with a 256GB SSD and an internal 2TB ATA drive. He has a Time Machine backup to run the restore from, but his account is larger than the 256GB SSD. Ultimately he wants to keep his stuff on the 2TB drive and run the OS and his account on the SSD, but I couldn't think of a way to split that during the restore.
I realized Mac OS X 10.7.4 will only read NTFS partitions (can't write to it). I could install a third party driver or use FAT32. I decided to split the external Seagate HDD into two partitions (NTFS and Mac OS Extended FS). ¬†
I went to Mac OS X's Disk Utility, but there was no way to partition the current single 500 GB NTFS partition with my existing data. It seems like I have to erase it with my data, and then partition into two. Is that how it supposed to work? This was on a new Mac Mini with all updates.
IMac with 10.7.3 and Seagate GoHlex 2TB external drive. Using the disk utility why is was not backing up.The Seagate is now asking the question "Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required". The verify disk permissions and repair disk permissions buttons are not active. My reference "The missing manual" does not cover this challenge.
My Time Machine drive is failing according to Disk Utility.¬†It's trying to fix it but is now stuck on:¬†"Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required."¬†It's been there for hours.¬†How long should I wait before assuming that it's just hung and force quit Disk Utility / re-boot (possibly making the problem worse)?¬†One answer I saw was "as long as it takes" but realistically, I surely can't just leave it running for weeks.¬† There must be a maximum time before I should assume it's not going to work.
I have a external HD which has always worked fine under snow leopard. Since upgrading to lion I keep getting the following message¬†The identity of the backup disk has changed since the previous backup.The disk may have been replaced or erased, or someone may be trying to trick your computer into backing up to the wrong disk.¬†And after this the drive disappears from the desktop appearing agian only after restart.¬†What can I do do rectify this? Delete and re-intialise the drive?