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Old 11-06-2013, 04:43 AM
wildthing wildthing is offline
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(8 hours later...) Yep, that worked: I did an erase-then-copy, and the backup is now fully bootable.

I wonder what caused the problem though. Have you tried Smart Updating a Mountain Lion backup to Mavericks yourself? Are there any reports of that working? I wonder if the problem was specific to me.

It seems that Mac OS X does have a "FIPS mode" that performs some kind of cryptographic checks on startup:

From the error message I got, it sounds like this could have gotten enabled or at least be related in some way. I have no idea why/how though.

Last edited by wildthing; 11-06-2013 at 04:47 AM.
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