can i clone a mac pro drive for use on a macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by parkie, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. parkie macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2007
    I recenlty did this very thing and it started off working very well, then suddenly it wouldn't boot past the apple logo and and after a while would auto reboot and try again with no success. I then booted from a firewire drive that had the mac pro installation on it so I could check the MBP drive for errors and it came back saying it was fine but when i tried to repair permissions it started listing every file and said it would take about 4 hrs to finish.

    anyone know what this is all about?

  2. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2008
    I'd probably never do this unless you did a clean install from a retail-bought disk that is the same for all machines. If the Mac Pro is running OEM software then definitely not.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Bad idea. The Mac Pro installation doesn't have the correct drivers for the MacBook Pro.
  4. alexm13 macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    the best way to do it is with migration assistant.

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