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bigbod
09-16-2007, 01:09 AM
Hi,

I have a 17" MacBook Pro and a Maxtor OneTouch III USB20/FW400 External Drive. I want to install a larger drive into the MacBook (200 Gb, 7200 RPM) so I thought I'd simply do a full SD! backup to the Maxtor, then boot from the Maxtor and perform a full backup to the newly-installed drive (erased with Disk Utility).

The SD! backup to the Maxtor (connected with FW400) went flawlessly, but upon rebooting, I cannot see the Maxtor drive as a boot drive.

Have I missed the point here?

TIA, Rod.

dnanian
09-16-2007, 09:50 AM
Hi, Rod. How is the Maxtor partitioned? Open Disk Utility, select the Maxtor drive (not its volumes, but the drive above) and then look at the lower right side of the window, under "Partition scheme". What does it say?

bigbod
09-16-2007, 08:03 PM
Hi Dave,

It says "Apple Partition Map". Is this correct?

Cheers
Rod

dnanian
09-16-2007, 08:05 PM
That should work, although "GUID" would be preferred for Intel Macs...

bigbod
09-16-2007, 08:33 PM
Hi Dave,

I've re-partitioned the drive... it now says "GUID Partition Table" (to be honest, i thought that was the selection I'd made for the original partitioning).

The drive is now empty... should it show up as a bootable drive now (it doesn't), or will I have to do another full backup to test if it is bootable?

Cheers
Rod

dnanian
09-16-2007, 08:37 PM
You'll need to do a full backup.

bigbod
09-17-2007, 12:22 AM
Hi Dave,

All good now... thanks for your help !!!

Cheers
Rod

dnanian
09-17-2007, 08:51 AM
Any time, Rod. Congrats.