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madom
08-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Hi

I created an image of my MBP-HD using default options.

My SuperDuper.sparseimage doesn't appear when I press Alt on Startup. It lies on a External USB2 Drive, among other Files, in the root directory.

Is there anything I need to do first?

Thanks a lot for help!

m.

dnanian
08-29-2009, 05:25 PM
Sparse images are not directly bootable, so that makes sense. See the User's Guide...

madom
08-29-2009, 05:34 PM
Hmm, it said "make image bootable" in the process of backing up though. can you give me a hint?

dnanian
08-29-2009, 05:35 PM
Yes, the files are configured for startup. But you can't start up from it because it's not a real drive.

madom
08-29-2009, 05:38 PM
Hmm, that means, I need to dedicate a drive to super duper so I can boot from it? Or should I have chosen sparsebundle and all would be fine?

dnanian
08-29-2009, 06:21 PM
No, you can partition the drive into a backup volume and then one (or more) for other uses.

madom
08-30-2009, 05:28 AM
OK, now I got it. Thanks!