Which drive am I actually booted from?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bob5820, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. bob5820 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2006
    35°0′36″N 80°40′45″W (35.0
    I have a question regarding booting from a cloned drive. Let's say I open Sys Preferences / Start Up disc, select my bootable clone and restart. If there is a problem with the clone, does the Mac hang, or simply move on to the next bootable drive, in this case my system drive? If the latter is the case and my Mac reboots, how do I know for certain that I'm actually booted to the cloned drive? I seem to remember that in Tiger the order in which HD's would appear on the desktop would shuffle so that the boot drive was on top, but this does not seem to be the case in Leopard. The only way I know of checking is to open Disk Utility and see which drive I can't erase. While this works it would see to me that there must be an easier way.
  2. DanB91 macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007
    huh for me the boot drive is at the top, b/c its the first volume mounted.

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