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network23 11-09-2005 12:48 PM

System not seeing backup as bootable
Is there something special I need to do?

I am trying SuperDuper to see how it does making a bootable backup. I run it and it says the copy completes fine, but when I either go to Startup Disk or run OpenFirmware at boot, OS X 10.4.3 is not seeing the backup partition as a valid bootable drive.

I am erasing the target partition before the copy. I am repairing permissions in SuperDuper before the copy.

dnanian 11-09-2005 03:57 PM

What kind of drive is it, network23?

network23 11-09-2005 04:09 PM

Western Digital internal drive. 18GB partition, Mac OS Extented format

Been backed up to hundreds of times with CCC.

dnanian 11-09-2005 04:18 PM

Hm, that's strange. Is this an "old world" machine?

network23 11-09-2005 05:39 PM

Sawtooth, 450MHz G4, 640MB RAM

Perfectly legit box for OS X.

Original 27GB hard drive, plus IBM 40GB internal.

dnanian 11-09-2005 05:43 PM

I honestly can't think of any reason why this wouldn't be bootable. Could you send a System Profiler report to me at the support address?

dnanian 11-09-2005 05:43 PM

(Also, the SuperDuper! log would be great as well.)

network23 11-09-2005 05:55 PM

On their way... and thanks again!

network23 11-14-2005 09:58 AM

Anything yet?

dnanian 11-14-2005 10:09 AM

I replied long ago, Rod -- on the 9th. Check your Junk folder?

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