Cloning my hard drive - UPDATE! Please help.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pensivecrow, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. pensivecrow macrumors newbie

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    After executing this method of cloning because my G5 will not boot from the internal drive (http://forum.maccast.com/lofiversion/index.php/t15167.html), the terminal recognized both the internal and external drive that I am cloning to, however once it began the "restoring" process in the prompt, it stopped with the message: "asr: couldn't restore - Input/output error"

    Does anyone have ANY idea what this means. I have a bad feeling the drive is dead and I will have to wipe it clean. :mad:

    Can anyone help me figure this out. Thanks!

    pensive crow
     
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Launch Disc Utility (with the install discs upon startup) and see if you can repair the drive.
     
  3. pensivecrow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried that once already with the Tiger install disc and it failed to repair. I am trying it a second time and waiting for a response...stay tuned.
     
  4. kalex macrumors 65816

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