OS X :: Cloning System Only To Bootable Disk

Nov 10, 2010

I am trying to do clone the system only from my current hard drive to a smaller internal SSD. Tried with SuperDuper but the resulting drive was not bootable even though it had the system folder. Has anyone done this successfully?

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MacBook Pro :: Cloning Hard Disk Options - Procedure Of Cloning Leopard HD On To Local Back Up Drive?

Sep 19, 2009

On my new MBP I fired and set-up the system, and SL was already installed.
I followed the procedure of cloning my Leopard HD on to a local back-up drive, using CCC, plugged it in to the MBP and booted from the clone.It has booted up without any noticeable issues but when I go to open Disk Utility, or any other program on the cloned disk, I get the '...application X quit unexpectedly' dialogue box

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MacBook :: Making Bootable - Cloning HDD

Dec 22, 2009

Im going to be cloning My HDD in the near future, and Im going to be making a bootable clone. My one Question is whether or not my VM's will be cloned as well, and will be fully operational after the clone is complete?

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OS X :: Third Party Disk Cloning Software Vs Apple's Disk Utility

Apr 27, 2010

If I want to make a bootable clone of my boot drive onto an external FW hard drive which I can restore from if my internal boot drive becomes corrupted, do I need 3rd party software like Carbon Copy Cloner, or can I just create an image of the boot disk in Apple's Disk Utility and save that to the external FW hard drive?

Apart from incremental updating, what is the difference between these two methods in terms of being able to restore my computer to a previous state with all my applications installed? (I keep my data stored on a 2nd internal hard drive and am happy with manually backing this up to another external HD). So my reason for wanting to make a clone of my boot drive is so that I don't need to waste time re-installing all of my applications from DVD...

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OS X :: Is Disk Utility Sufficient For Creating A Bootable Disk?

May 14, 2009

I want to upgrade my iMac G5 from its original 250GB disk to a 1TB WD Caviar Green.

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: After Cloning It With SuperDuper, Disk Not Rebootable?

Feb 27, 2012

After cloning OSX leopard with SuperDuper, disk not rebootable. It reboots the original.I even tried SuperDuper repair permissions before cloning.

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OS X :: Transfering Data Or Use Old Hard Drive? - Cloning The Disk

Jul 15, 2009

I have today received my shiny new macbook pro - very excited!I currently have a macbook, and I previously upgraded the hard drive to 320 GB (same as the new Macbook Pro). What I wanted to do was just swap the hard drives - however when I put the macbook hard drive in the macbook pro it didnt boot. Pressing ALT on startup it sees the hard drive but just hangs (doesnt even show the apple sign).I dont have all the application disks so dont really want to start from a fresh install - I was thinking of cloning the disk with super duper, but that probably will have the same effect of swapping the disk!

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Software :: Cloning Hard Disk - Backing Up 500 GB Drive

Mar 1, 2010

I have a 250 GB disk in my MacBook Pro, and I would like to buy a bigger one (500 GB, probably). In my previous experience from the Windows environment, there was an application called Norton Ghost, in which you could easily clone the disk, and when the cloned one was inserted into your PC, the OS could not tell the difference. Is there something similar for the Mac OS X, so that I can replicate my hard drive and thus install the new one in my Macbook without any hassle? I know that Time Machine is a possibility, but after restoring my system through TM once, I found out that after the restore there were some minor additional steps that had to be taken; however, the cloning technique means that you plug your disk and you are ready to go, so this is what I am looking for. I have one more additional question: I currently use a 500 GB external firewire disk for Time Machine. Will its size be sufficient for backing up the new 500 GB drive?

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MacBook :: Cloning A Hard Disk Versus A Complete Reinstall Of Leopard

May 29, 2009

I have a white macbook which I purchased in 2007 ( it is the version that only goes to 2MB of Ram total). In anycase I have a Hard Drive that i want switch into it. The question I have is there any benefit to just reinstalling a fresh copy of Leopard vs using a cloning software (SuperDuper or Carbon Copy)? Here is why I ask:

I cant remember ever defragging the current drive ( if that possibility even exists in Leopard.
I dont remember running any system tool like utility.
I have basically kept computer on ( or on sleep) for the time Ive used it. It is the best computer i have ever had. It is VERY low maintainance.

So with that said....does cloning copy over every characteristic ( an fragmented drive...slowness {of which none really exists}....or the time to launch the OS when it is rebooted)?

With all of this said, I dont use this computer for much storage. I have a couple of MP3s on there which can be ported off of there with a USB flash drive....and a couple of documents. Everything else is pretty much expendable.

I dont know...something tells me that its just better to freshly install the OS.

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OS X :: Bootable Disk Utility DVD

Feb 19, 2009

Been searching for the answer to this question, so far to no avail. How can I create a bootable disk with Disk Utility on it? I need to run Disk Utility to repair my main startup disk on my G5 tower, which is running tiger 10.4.11. I do not have access to the original system installation disks for this computer. I also have an early Intel Dual Core tower running Tiger 10.4.11. That machine has Toast Titanium version 8.0.1. Also no access to the system installation disks.

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OS X :: Bootable TM And Disk Utility

Apr 7, 2010

When I first got Leopard I restored an image onto my new hdd before I used it as a time machine drive. Does anyone know what will happen if I restore an image of snow leopard onto it and uncheck the erase drive option? Will I just have a bootable time machine drive w/ SL or will I mess up my TM backups?

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Mac Pro :: Stop Original Disk Being Bootable?

Dec 8, 2010

I have recently added an SSD drive to my system and cloned the original main drive. As I make use of bootcamp deleted the bootcamp partition from the original drive and plan to use it just as a data disk (it already has my data on it). Disk A:Mac OSWindows 7 (in bootcamp)Disk B:Mac Data diskThe trouble is I am now being presented with 3 disk options on start-up as both the SSD and the original disk OS X instances are showing (as well as the Windows). How do I stop the original disk being bootable? I have taken a look at fdisk and diskutil which both show that the original disk has the bootable flag set - but I have no idea how to remove the setting.

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OS X :: Boot Camp - No Bootable Disk

Jun 16, 2009

I am running Leopard on a 1st gen macbook. I used boot camp assistant to partition the disk, and then went to install windows. I didn't back up bc I am an ass. Then I got to the part where I had to choose a partition. I reformatted the Boot Camp partition to NTFS. I then realized that the partition is too small. I have to get back into Leopard to fix the partition problem. Now, I can't reboot to Leopard. Holding alt or the apple key or both does not prevent the windows dvd from booting. When I eject the DVD, it tells me "no bootable disk." I never installed Vista. I don't understand how I could have overwritten anything or caused any data loss.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Make Bootable RAM Disk

May 23, 2012

I want to make a bootable ram disk for my apple machine.

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OS X :: Create Bootable Copy Of SN Install Disk

Sep 6, 2009

I just purchased the SN 10.6 family pack and would like to make a backup of the Install DVD. I have several MACs in the family and want to make sure I have an extra disk in case something happens to the original. I have Toast Titanium and I believe I can make a copy of the disk. Will this be an exact copy and will it be bootable from the DVD drive on my iMac? Are there any special settings in Toast that I have to use.? I only recently purchased Toast and am not too familiar with it at this point.

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Software :: Can't Eject A Bootable Disk Warrior CD?

Feb 15, 2009

I recently used DiskWarrior 4.1 (with Tiger) to check the disk of a Leopard Intel IMac.

All went well, but when I tried to restart and eject the Disk Warrior CD (by holding down the mouse button), the CD would not eject, the Mac restarted with Disk Warrior as the start-up volume.

It seems like it thinks the CD is the start-up disk. I tried the eject button too (at start-up).

I tied resetting the SMC with unplugging the power and cables, no luck either.

Also tried to reset PRAM (several times), but no luck.

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OS X :: Making Bootable CD - Can Find A System Folder

Nov 14, 2010

I have a MacBook Pro running OSHave been trying to create a bootable CD. Have found a number of ways on the net of doing this using Toast, BootCD, DiskCopy, etc. But every one requires the system folder from an original Mac OSXCD. 2 installation disks came with my MacBook, Install Disks 1&2. I can find a system folder, but it contains thousands of folders. I must be missing something.

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OS X :: Make A Bootable Clone Of The Whole System Discs?

May 19, 2010

I have an old G4 system with Pro Tools recording software and related Plug-Ins installed and running flawlessly. Bad news is that the drive is about 9 yrs old and I want to make a backup before selling it to someone so they can have a bootable backup drive instead of having to re-install the whole system if the internal drive craps out.

The OS is 9.2.2. It is not classic and has no version of OS X on it t all.

How do I make a bootable clone of the whole system discs, apps an all, to an external firewire drive?

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Applications :: Application To Make A Bootable Disk Image?

Dec 27, 2008

What's the Best Application to make a bootable disk image of your hard drive ?

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OS X Mavericks :: Create A Bootable Clone Using Disk Utility

Aug 22, 2014

Tried to create a bootable clone using Disk Utility & got this:“Restore Failure, Recovery partition restores can only be done on GPT partition maps.”I may need to purchase Carbon Copy Cloner ($40) or Super Duper ($28).I had been using my free CCC v. 3.4.7 to make clones of OS X 10.6.8 but now I upgraded to OS X 10.9.4 & got message that CCC not compatible with Mavericks unless I buy the CCC v. 3.5.6.I read several places that DU can do back up clones same as CCC or SD!I launched DU from recovery system, selected Mac HD as source & my XHD as destination. Both are formatted Max OS Extended (Journaled)So, what am I doing wrong?Also, what advantages, if any, are there in using CCC or SD instead of the free DU?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), 4 GB RAM, Win XP Pro-Boot Camp

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Windows On Mac :: No Bootable Device - Insert Boot Disk And Press Any Key

Nov 27, 2010

I always get this error when I try to boot up to my Windows on Bootcamp: No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

I installed Windows 7 through Bootcamp and I got everything installed perfectly!
I partitioned my Mac's hard drive into 3 before the Windows installation:
-Mac OS
-Data For Windows
-System for Windows itself

It all worked fine and i could drag and drop anything into that Data Hard drive through Windows very easily. However, when I came back to my Mac OS and partitioned my Mac Hard Drive into 2 parts(Which makes 4 partition now) and tried booting back up to my Windows, it gave me that error. I then decided to re-partition it like before which was Mac, Data and Windows. Booted it back to Windows and it gives me the same error again. I have an attached Picture showing how my partitions look now. Does anyone know how to fix it? I think it's because what my Windows is booting from is the Data Hard Drive but not my Windows 7 Hard Drive with the OS on it. Is there a way to change it's place or to tell it which Hard Drive to boot from?

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OS X :: Cannot Burn A Bootable Image File Using OS X 10.3.9's Disk Utility Software?

Feb 21, 2009

I'm currently trying to burn a bootable image file using OS X 10.3.9's Disk Utility software. I have an external DVD Burner connected to a G4 Cube via Firewire. The issue is that when I select "burn" from the menu and point to the respective .dmg file, Disk Utility does not recognise the attached DVD burner. The burner is however recognised in Toast (which I also have installed).What might the issue be? I have searched high and low on the net in an attempt to diagnose the issue to no avail. Is there an alternative solution to burning bootable disks in 10.3.9?

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MacBook Pro :: 'No Bootable Device Insert Boot Disk And Press Any Key'

Feb 28, 2012

I am getting " No bootable device insert boot disk and press any key".

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)

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MacBook Pro :: Create A Bootable Disk Image Of Hard Drive?

May 17, 2012

Is it possible to create a bootable disk image of my hard drive onto an extrenal firewire hard drive?

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OS X Mavericks :: No Bootable Device - Insert Boot Disk And Press Any Key

Aug 27, 2014

I have a mac mini. I used boot camp Assistant to install windows 7, and to make the partition screen stayed black and I get the following poster:  "no bootable device- insert boot disk and press any key".

Windows 7, ipod 5º generation

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OS X :: Backing Up System Drive - Time Machine Or Bootable Backup

Mar 11, 2010

I am going to backup the main system drive though. I'm thinking shall I use Time Machine to back it up or use a 3rd party application to back it up and make it boot-able at the same time?

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OS X :: Bootable Mac 10.6 Snow Leopard Emergency USB Flash Drive Boot Disk

Sep 10, 2010

I want to create a minimal recovery boot disk for SL. I've followed how-to's on creating one for 10.4 and 10.5, but so far it I couldn't get it to work with 10.6. If you have successfully done this, or can point me to a pre-made image or how-to.

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MacBook Pro :: Error / NO Bootable Devices / Insert A Boot Disk And Press Any Key

Sep 9, 2014

I have a Macbook pro and when I turn on the computer the message: "NO bootable devices, insert a boot disk and press any key" appears. I click the button "alt" and I choose the option Macintosh HD and the computer works. But I can't do this procedure always. This problem started after install the Paragon software to save my files on the external hd. How can I fix that?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook Pro :: No Bootable Device Found / Insert Boot Disk And Press Any Key

Sep 1, 2014

Not only will holding Option while booting not work, but all of the other boot tricks (safe mode, single user mode, etc), will not work. I am at a loss. I also don't have an optical drive in this particular MBP. I have an SSD where it once was.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create A Virtualbox Bootable Image File From A Bootable Usb Flash Drive

Jun 1, 2012

I created a bootable usb drive on a windows pc using windows 7 to install windows 8 preview and want to make a copy to install in virtualbox on my imac and burn to a dvd that will work on pc. 

I've tried using disk utility to create an image and get a file ESD-USB.dmg, but virtualbox won't boot a dmg file. 

I tried converting it in the terminal with: 

hdiutil convert -format UDRO -o windows8.iso ESD-USB.dmg 

but the resulting file was windows8.iso.dmg. I changed the name to windows8.iso, but even so, virtualbox complains it's unbootable. 

I tried the terminal command: 

dd if=/dev/disk4 of=windows8.iso 

but virtualbox complained that it's not bootable. 

I tried the terminal command: 

cat /dev/disk4 > windows8.iso 

but virtualbox complained that it's not bootable. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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