Using a SuperDuper DMG not on it's own partition

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by danthespaceman, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. danthespaceman macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    I attempted to make a bootable clone of my current MacbookPro on an external HD to use with my new iMac, just to make the transition go a little smoother.

    Not really knowing what I was doing, I selected the external HD as the source for my SuperDuper backup and chose not erase the source destination. Now I have a DMG of my MacbookPro file sitting on my external drive with a bunch of other files. In it's current state, it's not bootable, and to the best of my research so far, it's because it's not on it's own clean partition.

    Do I need to start the process again and set the source to a clean partition, or can I use the DMG SuperDuper already created and simple drop it into a clean partition that I format with Disk Utility?

  2. crashnburn macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2009
    Interesting predicament. I was going to post something similar, but different question.

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