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10.6: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive
Authored by: DocMan on Aug 25, '10 01:10:07PM

Cool beans. I am in the midst of using this method to put both of my Macbook Pro install DVDs onto a 32 GB SD card. First restore predicted a run time over 24 hours.

I will report back when the process has finished. If fully successful, my SD card should be able to a) Boot Mac OS X, b) install Mac OS X to new hard drive, c) run diagnostic Apps to troubleshoot or recover problem drives, d) run hardware tests, e) install individual applications.

Wish me luck.

Doc



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10.6: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive
Authored by: DocMan on Aug 30, '10 03:07:01PM

Update: I was able to put both Original Install Disks for my MacBook Pro onto a single SD card. With that card I can boot, install Mac OS X, Run Disk Utility, and perform the Apple Hardware tests. I still need to install more utilities on the card.

Doc



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