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

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    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?

    p
     
  2. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    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

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

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    the best way to do it is with migration assistant.
     

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