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04-06-2007, 09:20 AM
I am using a G5. After updating to 10.4.9 I got into serious trouble with Final Cut Pro. Also, I was not able to boot with my retailversion OS 10.4 - DVD any more. As I see, this is a common Problem with this update.
This is what SuperDuper! is for, isnīt it?
I did a reinstall to 10.4.8 via my PowerBook G4 and the G5 in target mode. All worked well. I got SuperDuper and made a Sandbox on a partitioned second internal drive.
I am all set, so far. But, I am still not able to boot from my DVD and this is somewhat worrying me.
My question is: can I make a bootable DVD with SuperDooper ?
Many thanks in advance from Germany.

04-06-2007, 10:21 AM
No, but I honestly can't see how you could be prevented from starting up from a DVD by a software update that has no "visibility" during the CD-boot process... perhaps I don't understand the problem?

04-06-2007, 11:24 AM
The case is this: Before Updating to 10.4.9 I could boot with the original 10.4 DVD (although this is not the DVD which came with the computer - it is the so called retailversion - 5er family licence). After the update trying to boot with the DVD causes a kernel panic. Booting from the Harddisk is no problem. The DVD is not corrupt, I can boot my PowerBook G4 (which has 10.4.9 on it) without any problem.
I am not the real computer specialist, but I think this update changed something "deep inside".
In Apples discussion Forums some users report the same problem.

If I understand you correctly: no boot DVD?
Is there a workaround via image or so?

Thank you for answering so promptly

04-06-2007, 11:26 AM
Very weird. Anyway, no, you can't make a bootable DVD with SD. There's a product called Das Boot that should work, though.

04-06-2007, 12:20 PM
Thank you very much. I hope your software will save me a lot of trouble in the future.