Creating a bootable clone disk, sans firewire

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Reiginko, May 3, 2007.

  1. Reiginko macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2003
    My Lombard G3 Powerbook's power adaptor recently died, and a new adaptor costs ~A$100. My father has given me his old G4 Titanium powerbook to use indefinitely, but I want to clone the Lombard's HD onto the Tibook. I would use Carbon Copy Cloner for this, but it seems to require an external firewire drive, and the Lombard doesn't have a firewire port. (Also I don't have an external HD handy.)

    What I want to try doing is, something along the lines of, making a disk image of the Lombard HD, burning it to a DVD-R on my iMac, booting from that DVD on the Tibook, and then using something like Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the DVD onto the Tibook HD. Is this at all possible to do? Is it even possible to create a bootable DVD? (I'm kind of lost here, and I have about an hour of charge left on the Lombard's battery, so it's sort of a one-shot situation).

    I suppose I could take drastic action and just swap out the Lombard's HD with the Tibook's, but I'm inclined to try the option that doesn't involve unscrewing computer parts first.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    I think the latest beta of CCC does indeed do network cloning.

    Your trick will be, how would you boot from such a backup.

Share This Page