View Full Version : Back up both Intel and PPC

12-28-2006, 11:24 PM
I just got a macbook (intel) which replaced my ibook (PPC) and bought a Seagate 7200.10 320 gig Hard drive to back it up. I partitioned it into 5 partitions to back up my whole family's computers (they all have PPC macs).

Fortunately after reading the discussions here I migrated my system from my ibook to my Macbook (rather than cloned) which went well.

I also read that I should partition with the GUID format rather than the Apple Partition Map (APM), so I can boot up my Macbook from it if need be. I cloned my macbook (hiding Superduper as suggested on other threads) to the Seagate back up drive and that went well.

I was trying to back up my father's ibook (PPC) 600 mhz dual USB running 10.4.8 using SuperDuper and it kept freezing. Is that due to the fact that it is a GUID partition or is it due to the fact that I should be hiding Superduper as soon as it starts?

Any help would be appreciated...

12-29-2006, 07:27 AM
Neither, actually. Is the computer freezing? What kind of case are you using, and what kind of connection?

(In general, if you're mixing PPC and Intel Macs you should use Apple Partition Map as the partition type...)