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cdinca
11-02-2007, 08:10 PM
A while back I set up one of my G5s with multiple partitions, which turns out not to be a great idea with osx.

how can I best use superduper to merge them.

My backups are on network drives

if I


back up each of the partitions
erase the drive and make it 1 partition
boot up by CD and use disk utility to copy the back up image to the newly emptied HD
mount the other backup images
then drag and drop the other backups into folders


does that work?

what will I lose?

Is there a better way?

dnanian
11-02-2007, 08:31 PM
You can try (and you'll still have the backups, of course, if something goes wrong)...

cdinca
11-02-2007, 09:17 PM
You can try (and you'll still have the backups, of course, if something goes wrong)...

Wow...I was so anxiously waiting to get a response, but this caught me off guard.

I am trying to avoid having to reenter passwords for all of my apps, but they are not on my system partition...do you have any advice as to best practices for this type of procedure?

dnanian
11-02-2007, 09:29 PM
Your apps were installed on a different partition? I can't guarantee this is all going to go back together smoothly... But, as I said, you can try.