Copy OS9 System to new HD.. will it boot?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LeeTom, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. LeeTom macrumors 68000

    LeeTom

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    Hi,
    Searched for this, and couldn't find it.

    If I copy all the contents from a dying 20GB drive to a new 100GB drive, including the System Folder, will I be able to boot from the 100GB drive just like it was the old one?

    The system is a G4 Cube 450 with 512MB of RAM, and it will be running OS 9.2.2 before I do this.

    Thanks!
    Lee Tom
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Yes, with qualifications. If you copy a bootable copy of MacOS 9.2.2 from one computer that can boot into MacOS 9.2.2 to a bootable disk on a computer that can boot into MacOS 9.2.2, then it will boot. The target disk should have MacOS 9 drivers installed. One caveat: Because the source disk is dying, essential files may be corrupted.
     

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