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lg.hinz
05-19-2006, 11:39 AM
Dual 1 Ghz PowerPC G4, OS X 10.4.6, SuperDuper V2.1.1
I backed up my startup drive, Mac1, to an external firewire drive, using Extended (Journaled) as a format, I started up from the external drive and everything worked fine. I found it necessary to format my startup drive and restore from the external drive, I formated it with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) first and then began the restore from the external using "Backup - all files" everything seemed to go fine, but now when I go into System Preferences to make Mac 1 the startup drive again it is not listed, Mac OS 9.2.2, which I also had on Mac 1 shows up, but not OS X 10.4.6. I repaired the permissions and also ran Disk Warrior to no avail. I hope you can help. Thanks
Larry

dnanian
05-19-2006, 11:49 AM
So, you can boot from the backup -- and that works fine -- but once restored it doesn't? That's strange: are you sure you restored with "Backup - all files" and either "Erase, then copy" or "Smart Update", and that your drive was partitioned with APM (Apple Partition Map)?

lg.hinz
05-19-2006, 12:00 PM
So, you can boot from the backup -- and that works fine -- but once restored it doesn't? That's strange: are you sure you restored with "Backup - all files" and either "Erase, then copy" or "Smart Update", and that your drive was partitioned with APM (Apple Partition Map)?

Yes i did use Backup - all files, but I fomated with disk utility I haven't seen the "Erase, then copy" nor the "Smart Update" function do I need to use one of them?

dnanian
05-19-2006, 12:03 PM
Please check to see if the drive is partitioned with "APM": that's quite critical to proper booting...

lg.hinz
05-19-2006, 12:20 PM
Please check to see if the drive is partitioned with "APM": that's quite critical to proper booting...

I an not sure what "APM" means, could you explain.

dnanian
05-19-2006, 12:25 PM
It means "Apple Partition Map". You select the disk, then the Partition tab. Click Options, and make sure the middle option -- Apple Partition Map -- is selected. Then, partition it appropriately.

lg.hinz
05-19-2006, 12:42 PM
It means "Apple Partition Map". You select the disk, then the Partition tab. Click Options, and make sure the middle option -- Apple Partition Map -- is selected. Then, partition it appropriately.

I checked and the APM was selected, do you think I need to restore again using the "Erase, then copy" or the "Smart Update" function?

dnanian
05-19-2006, 12:53 PM
It being selected doesn't necessarily mean that's what's actually on the drive. To check what's on the drive, select the drive itself (not one of its volumes), then click "Info". It should show the partition type in about the middle of the window.

Then, select the volume you've already restored. Near the bottom, does it say "Bootable"?

lg.hinz
05-19-2006, 01:00 PM
It being selected doesn't necessarily mean that's what's actually on the drive. To check what's on the drive, select the drive itself (not one of its volumes), then click "Info". It should show the partition type in about the middle of the window.

Then, select the volume you've already restored. Near the bottom, does it say "Bootable"?

It shows the partion type a "Apple partition shceme" and it does not say bootable

dnanian
05-19-2006, 01:03 PM
It does not. That's strange.

OK: please use SuperDuper! to update the existing backup. Make sure you use "Backup - all files" and "Smart Update". Hopefully that'll take care of it: let me know!

lg.hinz
05-19-2006, 01:04 PM
correction it does say bootable

dnanian
05-19-2006, 01:06 PM
OK. So, it should be bootable, then. If you open the Startup Disk Preference Pane, it doesn't show up?

lg.hinz
05-19-2006, 01:09 PM
OK. So, it should be bootable, then. If you open the Startup Disk Preference Pane, it doesn't show up?
No, it doesn't show up

dnanian
05-19-2006, 01:14 PM
OK, then. Let's do the Smart Update and see if that fixes it.

lg.hinz
05-19-2006, 01:16 PM
Okay i"ll try it and let you know. thanks for the help.

lg.hinz
05-19-2006, 02:01 PM
I did as suggested, but am having the same problem. Would it be too much if I included the log in my next post?

dnanian
05-19-2006, 02:12 PM
Yeah, don't do that. Instead, let's move to email (support at shirt-pocket.com) and work through it there. Then, you can come back here and post a summary, if you'd like.

Along with the log, please send a System Profiler report, too. To do so, run System Profiler, choose File > Save, save to the default (XML) format, then archive (ZIP) in Finder (Control click, choose "Create archive of...") and attach to the reply.

Thanks.

lg.hinz
05-20-2006, 08:44 AM
To every one that was following this thread I thought you might like to know, thanks to Dave, my problem is solved. When I backed up my startup drive to the external firewire drive I also put a couple of other partitions as disk images on it thinking that when I restored it would just restore my original back up, I was wrong, it tried to restore the backup and the disk images and therefore there wasn't enough room and it wouldn't create a startup drive. I think I got it now :) I do like the program.
Larry

dnanian
05-20-2006, 08:48 AM
Glad we were able to figure it out together, Larry!