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Forum: General 01-29-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,702
Posted By JoBoy
I tried it and it worked!, but it takes some...

I tried it and it worked!, but it takes some fancy footwork to figure out in advance where the drive is located on the System Preferences startup disk window so you don't pick the wrong one after the...
Forum: General 01-29-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,702
Posted By JoBoy
OK. But it's counterintuitive. That's why I...

OK. But it's counterintuitive. That's why I kept asking. Now, should I restore its regular, unique name when I have finished using it for maintenance?
Forum: General 01-29-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,702
Posted By JoBoy
Yes. After partitioning the other drives...

Yes. After partitioning the other drives (internal and external), and naming the newly-created volumes, I used SD! to clone the original Macintosh HD drive to each of the new volumes using Backup-all...
Forum: General 01-29-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,702
Posted By JoBoy
It is a genuine sandbox created with sandbox...

It is a genuine sandbox created with sandbox scripts step by step from your user's guide. It is located on the same hard drive as the Macintosh HD volume. I know it shares data with Macintosh HD,...
Forum: General 01-29-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,702
Posted By JoBoy
I use Sandbox and Macintosh HD volumes on my main...

I use Sandbox and Macintosh HD volumes on my main internal drive. All backups are done by copying Macintosh HD on the main drive to the backups located on two other internal hard drives and an...
Forum: General 01-29-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,702
Posted By JoBoy
Your answers are coming so quickly that I can't...

Your answers are coming so quickly that I can't edit my previous questions fast enough to make them clearer<grin>.

See the edited version of my last reply.
Forum: General 01-29-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,702
Posted By JoBoy
How can the drive be busy when the machine is...

How can the drive be busy when the machine is booted from an external clone and the drive I'm trying to do maintenance on is the main internal drive?
Forum: General 01-29-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,702
Posted By JoBoy
I know that. It's in the User Guide, but does it...

I know that. It's in the User Guide, but does it have anything to do with why Macintosh HD won't unmount? BTW, sorry for accidentally putting this question in the wrong forum. I'd move it if I...
Forum: General 01-29-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,702
Posted By JoBoy
Macintosh HD won't unmount

I'm asking this question here because Sandbox and Macintosh HD volumes share data.

In attempting to do routine maintenance, I booted from a current, bootable clone on an external Firewire drive. ...
Forum: General 11-22-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,310
Posted By JoBoy
Do you use the Smart Update option?

Do you use the Smart Update option?
Forum: General 11-11-2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,493
Posted By JoBoy
I agree with you that backwards incompatibility...

I agree with you that backwards incompatibility is a big problem. I don't use any of the bundled applications you mentioned, but the really bad idea is not making the data backwards compatible. I...
Forum: General 11-10-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,493
Posted By JoBoy
Did you use the Sandbox feature of SuperDuper! or...

Did you use the Sandbox feature of SuperDuper! or not? If you did make a Sandbox and installed Snow Leopard on it and have made no effort to move Snow Leopard to the Macintosh HD volume, you may...
Forum: General 10-21-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,212
Posted By JoBoy
I went to virtualbox.org and read the...

I went to virtualbox.org and read the introductory material. It's too developer-oriented for my comfort. In addition, it's free for "personal use." Most of my computer time is spent doing paying...
Forum: General 10-21-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,212
Posted By JoBoy
Thank you both for the suggestions, warnings, and...

Thank you both for the suggestions, warnings, and reassurance. All are appreciated.
Forum: General 10-21-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,212
Posted By JoBoy
Fair enough. I'll try them. Thanks for your...

Fair enough. I'll try them. Thanks for your candor and continuing, excellent service and attention. It is the best value in the business--by far!
Forum: General 10-20-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,212
Posted By JoBoy
I read the FAQs before posting. The questions I...

I read the FAQs before posting. The questions I posted were items that were not clear to me from reading the FAQs and VMware's web site. You cleared nearly all of it up with your reply, but what...
Forum: General 10-20-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,212
Posted By JoBoy
Backing up VMware Fusion

I currently do not use VMware or Windows on my Mac Pro. The plan is to purchase Fusion 3 when it is released next week. Windows XP Sp 3 will be used until I learn whether Windows 7 works well in...
Forum: General 10-06-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,032
Posted By JoBoy
Unfortunately, I've had failures of my system...

Unfortunately, I've had failures of my system twice in the recent past from a graphics card defect. The first time, I, too, took option 1 for the same reason, but I took option 2 the second time...
Forum: General 08-28-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,866
Posted By JoBoy
Re-partition main hard drive then install SL

I have current backups of 10.5.8 in both SD! and Time Machine. Now, I'd like to re-partition my main hard drive to equalize the sizes of Sandbox and Macintosh HD. Currently, Sandbox is a little...
Forum: General 08-27-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,171
Posted By JoBoy
CONGRATULATIONS, DAVE! THAT IS A GREAT...

CONGRATULATIONS, DAVE! THAT IS A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT GIVEN THE CURVE BALL THAT APPLE HAS THROWN IN THE FORM OF AN ACCELERATED RELEASE DATE. Thanks to you and your team.
Forum: General 08-25-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,714
Posted By JoBoy
Smile The Users Guide is where I originally got the...

The Users Guide is where I originally got the idea. Sorry for not giving proper attribution.
Forum: General 08-25-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,714
Posted By JoBoy
What's wrong with setting the Mac to Startup or...

What's wrong with setting the Mac to Startup or Wake just before SD! is set to run? I do this every day. I set the Startup or Wake time in the schedule of the Energy Saver system preference pane. ...
Forum: General 08-24-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,292
Posted By JoBoy
Snow Leopard on sale

I just purchased Snow Leopard on Apple's online Apple Store. The emailed confirmation stated that it would be delivered Friday, August 28th.:)

I expect to take delivery Friday, but I won't...
Forum: General 08-13-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,170
Posted By JoBoy
I'm afraid in my haste I failed to mention that I...

I'm afraid in my haste I failed to mention that I first encountered the problem when I used as a boot drive one of my bootable clones located on another internal drive. I do that when I'm using Disk...
Forum: General 08-13-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,170
Posted By JoBoy
Macintosh HD stalls Disk Warrior

I just used the procedure described at the bottom of page 38 of the User Guide for copying Sandbox to Macintosh HD. I carefully followed the instruction. I have used this procedure several times in...
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