View Full Version : Making a Bootable Backup

12-25-2006, 11:35 AM
I have a Mac Mini (PowerPC). I am using SuperDuper (version 2.1.2) on my Mac (version 10.4.8). I am backing up to a Acomdata 320 Gig Firewire Drive. The backup runs fine and completes, but I can't boot from it. It says that it is making the backup bootable, but I can't boot to it and the folder icons of the backup don't have any images (ie. the system folder lacks the X and the library folder lacks the books etc), I'm not sure if this means anything.
How can I use SuperDuper to make the backup bootable?

12-25-2006, 04:10 PM
If you use Disk Utility to select the drive and then look at the bottom right side of the window, what does it say for the "Partition Scheme"?

12-26-2006, 09:38 AM
It says "Partition Scheme : Master Boot Record"

12-26-2006, 09:39 AM
OK. Master Boot Record is a Windows partitioning scheme, and it won't work as a startup volume.

Use Disk Utility's "Partition" tab to repartition, using the "Apple Partition Map" scheme. Then, repeat the backup and you should get further...