Can you create external bootup drive in OS 9.2.2

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joemacnino, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. joemacnino macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2009
    One of my macs is an older Power PC G4 867GHZ 1.5G Ram and it is running OS 9.2.2

    I have software on it that has been rock solid for a while and thus I haven't upgraded that machine. The main boot up drive is starting to give me errors and crash and I cannot repair the issues with normal tools.

    I want to clone the internal startup drive to an external drive to use as the boot up. Is this possible with something like SuperDuper or is this even possible to do at all in 9.2.2?

    Thank you!
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    I'm not too familiar with OS 9 utilities, but don't forget that PowerPC Macs can only boot from FireWire external drives.
  3. Fishtalk macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2008
    I have "Classic" on my OSX which comes up as a seperate bootable HD on prefences... I cloned the whole thing to an EXT F/W HD and have sucessfully rebooted from there... so i asume yes !

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