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madom 08-29-2009 05:21 PM

Boot from image

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!


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!

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