View Full Version : Original and target volumes won't boot

09-28-2010, 04:23 PM
I created a backup volume of my G4 Powerbook HD (OSX 10.5.8) onto an external FW. Now neither the original G4 nor the clone will boot. I ran Disk Warrior on both of them and after rebuilding the directory, got a clean bill of health. But still neither will boot. I just get the gray Apple screen, with no spinning wheel. This includes trying to use the clone to boot another computer (a G5 Power Mac). Thanks for any help,

09-28-2010, 05:14 PM
Simply copying from a drive doesn't change the source at all, Steve - I can't see how it would make it unbootable unless you had terrible luck and the drive died while being copied. Does it start up in safe boot?