how do I ghost a hard drive in OS-X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by parkie, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. parkie macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2007
    I have a disk with tiger and leopard on it and I want to copy it to a new larger hard drive and then boot from the new one. How do I go about it. I've tried disk utilities and it won't allow it as resources are in use. Is there a pre boot tool or something I can use. It's a Mac Pro and I've got the new disk in bay 4 with the one I want to copy in bay 1.


  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Run Disk Utility from the Leopard install DVD. You can also do a blockcopy from there (check "erase destination"), which is faster than file copy.

    edit: make sure permissions are enabled on the target drives (uncheck "ignore permissions" from Finder Get Info on each target volume) Restore will make bootable backups. I've been using it for a long time to make image backups and to setup new drives.
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner, available from

    Get the latest versions and read what they say about making bootable clones.
  4. parkie thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2007

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