How to clone hd

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Theclamshell, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

    Mar 2, 2009
    I have a couple of laptops and i was wandering how i could clone my ibook clamshell hd onto them? I have a firewire 400 to firewire 400 cable but im not sure how i can clone the hd onto them without removing the Hd's

    Any ideas?

    Sorry this was poorly worded but i dont know what else to write
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    You should be able to connect by Firewire and boot into Target Disk mode

    Then you should be able to use Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper

    At least I think it should work... I have never tried it
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Are the notebooks also PPC macs that can run off the installation that's on the clamshell?

    If so, you can use target disk mode with SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner to do the cloning. What you do is bring the other macs up in target disk mode (hold T down at startup -- see below).

    This will mount the other laptop as a drive on the clamshell iBook. Then run SD or CCC and this will make a bootable clone.

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