Cloning system only to bootable disk

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alric, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. alric macrumors member

    May 10, 2004
    I am trying to do clone the system only from my current hard drive to a smaller internal SSD. Tried with SuperDuper but the resulting drive was not bootable even though it had the system folder.

    Has anyone done this successfully?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You could try with CarbonCopyCloner, but I recently got an SSD and just used the Installation DVD to install Mac OS X fresh and have no problems with it. It seems to be recommended to do a fresh installation and not cloning the HDD to the SSD.
  3. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    try this:
    create a new admin user, login using that user
    delete your old account, use the backup option when deleting to create a dmg of your old user account and back it up somewhere else
    remove any unused apps and their supporting files
    clone THAT cleaned up system
  4. alric thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2004
    I think the Migration tool might work. I'll post the results.

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