Hi all, So, I'm about to send off my Powerbook to Apple for some logic-board repair lovin'. As a result, I decided to clone my HD in the event they wipe it off during repair. I'm using the free version of Carbon Copy Cloner. Here's what I did: 1. Format new external drive HFS+ (Extended Journaled) 2. Partition to create one 75GB section and one 160GB section. 3. Pointed CCC at 75GB partition and told it to clone entire Macintosh HD to new partition. 4. Waited...waited...waited... 5. Once finished, I have an image titled 'MacintoshHD.sparseimage'. Sounds good. If I mount this image, I can see all of my files and applications. So, here's the question: when I get my machine back from Apple and I need to copy everything back over, how do I do it? Is it OK to just drag that over? Does CCC have a 'replace hard drive contents' option? Also, is it possible to boot from my sparse image, or did I need to do something different when making the clone? I tried rebooting while holding down option to try booting from the external, but no drive was recognized. Thanks for the help.