Copy OS9 System to new HD.. will it boot?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LeeTom, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Searched for this, and couldn't find it.

    If I copy all the contents from a dying 20GB drive to a new 100GB drive, including the System Folder, will I be able to boot from the 100GB drive just like it was the old one?

    The system is a G4 Cube 450 with 512MB of RAM, and it will be running OS 9.2.2 before I do this.

    Lee Tom
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Yes, with qualifications. If you copy a bootable copy of MacOS 9.2.2 from one computer that can boot into MacOS 9.2.2 to a bootable disk on a computer that can boot into MacOS 9.2.2, then it will boot. The target disk should have MacOS 9 drivers installed. One caveat: Because the source disk is dying, essential files may be corrupted.

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