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Using Apple Software Restore
Authored by: The Commander on Sep 08, '01 10:42:04AM

I have used Apple Software Retore twice now to install an existing OSX partition onto an external firewire drive partition. I have been able to boot off the firewire install no problem.
(pressing the option key at startup to select the drive--it will not work from the startup disk control panel since it is firewire.)

Do not open the Restore application. Take the drive that you want to copy and drag it onto the restore application icon. This will launch the Restore application and after some grinding it will ask you to select the drive onto which you want to restore the software. Select and press continue and wait. All is done for you but it does take some time. Not that bad, though, considering it is an entire drive. No more that it takes to back up an entire drive the first time.

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