Booting from External Hard Drive (backing up too)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JW8725, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    Tried looking it up on search, didnt find anything so I find myself asking....

    How do I make a my External firewire connected HD Bootup? I would like to basically copy everything that is on my internal mac mini HD and boot from an external source. What can I use to make a copy of everything on my internal HD?

    Thanks
     
  2. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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  3. JW8725 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi just noticed it says (Mac OS 10.2.x - 10.3). I'm on Tiger. Will it still be ok??
     
  4. mintlivedotcom macrumors regular

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    I used CCC and did the "terminal thing" for Tiger and my computer won't boot my external clone. I select it in prefs and restart...and it's booting the internal drive. I also tried holding down the option key during restart and only the internal showed up for selection. I specifically remember making sure CCC was in "clone" mode.
     
  5. Eastend macrumors 6502

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    If your using Panther Carbon Copy Cloner will do the job just fine. If your using Tiger CCC does not work in Tiger yet, pay a Shareware fee and use SuperDuper for Tiger, you can find it at Version Tracker or Macupdate.

    Brian
     
  6. macdad2 macrumors member

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    super duper! is super duper!

    dumb post I know but hey - it works!
     
  7. Frank (Atlanta) macrumors regular

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    Ditto - another vote for SuperDuper! I'm not running Tiger; however, the interface is great.

    Frank
     

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