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Old 07-18-2007, 10:14 PM
2stepbay 2stepbay is offline
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Unable to start-up from bootable clone


Unable to boot from my firewire external HD.

Here's the background: Today, I backed up my G4 iBook (OS 10.4.10) to my firewire external drive using SuperDuper. Something I have done many times with no problems. This time was no exception. After the backup was complete (all green), selected OK on the SuperDuper panel, then quit application. Lastly, via the Finder I unmounted the drive.

Next, via Software Update, I installed Quicktime 7.2 and iTunes 7.3. No problem with the Install. Selected "restart". Upon the restart, grey screen>spinning wheel for 45 minutes. Finally, pressed the power key to shut off the iBook.

Connected my Firewire drive, pressed power key while holding down the Option key. Amber light appeared on the external drive, and I could hear the disk inside spinning. At the Option screen, only the iBook's HD appears. Nothing for the external. Selected the "refresh" button several times. No go.

Press powered button and cleared PRAM. After the 4th chime, held down the option key. Same result as before. Not sure why the drive is not being recognized as a bootable option.

Need help with this one. Not sure what else I can do here.

2017 iMac 40 gb RAM; 2TB Fusion SSD (10.14.6)
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