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Trials and Tribulations
Authored by: Anonymous on Jan 12, '02 07:56:51PM

I'm working on a 400 Mhz Powerbook G4 and booting from a firewire drive. Here's my experience so far...

I created a disk image with diskcopy 6.4. The disk image was read only and nearly 10 gig. Restoring with diskcopy does not leave the X install in a bootable state.

I tried bombich's directions, based around the command line tool "ditto". When running ditto, you won't be able to browse affected files/directories in the finder. However, you can browse through them from the command line to check on its progress. (You'll have to open another telnet window.) At any rate, it doesn't get very far before stumbling over what appears to be the first file. Yes, I ran the command that is supposed to unlock all the files.

As for Apple System Restore...
Get "Apple System Restore" from http://developer.apple.com. I sliced my 10 gig disk image file down to three gig by removing the music and documents directories, outside of the image. When using ASR, i drag the image file onto ASR and select the drive I want to restore to. It works...right up until the end. The it errors out on the "TheVolumeSettings" folder. The resulting install does not boot X.

Three strikes, I'm reinstalling.



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