failing hard drive lol

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  1. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    my ibook g4's suffered from a few too many drops over the years, and now the hard drive is failing, giving occasional hiccups here and there. it's kind funny if you combine the fact that it's also got a broken hinge and some missing keys (space, n and command). taking a snapshot in disk utility actually made me laugh. why is this funny? i don't know. :eek:
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You should probably go to a party and get drunk.
     
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    If this isn't a thread about the answer's to my math finals, I don't want to read it.


    So...you're telling us about the hard drive, for what purpose?:confused:
     
  4. siurpeeman thread starter macrumors 603

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    i don't know. :confused: i was sad at first, but then i felt like it needed to be posted. :(
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    And... you backed up your data before you posted, right?




    Right?
     
  6. siurpeeman thread starter macrumors 603

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    the ibook has nothing on the drive worth backing up. it's just used for internet purposes. i do my real computing on my macbook.
     
  7. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Ok, stupid moment question...

    ...if an image is taken from Disk Utility, and the drive then fails and a new drive is installed - how does one restore a Disk Utility image to a new hard drive?
     
  8. heySparky macrumors regular

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    Poor Bubba.

    Better backup soon if you haven't already.
     
  9. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    Why post a response to a thread that has no purpose...?
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Erm, whaddya mean mate? Are you talking about a disk image (DMG)? They're pretty universal and can be opened by any OSX machine. So, clearly you'd have to format the new drive, install OSX, and then mount the image. Is that what you mean? :eek:
     
  11. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    It would also rather depend on where you stored the disk image file when you created it... if it was stored on the drive that failed, then, well...

    Making a bootable clone to another drive with Carbon Copy Cloner or Superduper is probably the better policy
     
  12. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    or use Disk Utility's Restore function to create and restore a clone.
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  14. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    I'm kinda lost right now I must say...trying to follow along...

    I must say though, RAM your definition of Expert is awesome!!
     

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