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Create a case-sensitive HFS boot disk
Authored by: gospodin_david on Feb 08, '05 01:32:08PM

Actually, that was my first thought, but it doesn't work =(. All you get is the greyed screen of death. That's one of the reasons I submitted the hint.

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Create a case-sensitive HFS boot disk
Authored by: daveschroeder on Feb 08, '05 03:15:49PM
Why not just use:

sudo diskutil eraseVolume "Case-sensitive HFS+" "Desired Name of Disk" /Volumes/"Current Name of Disk"


That can be done while booted from any other partition. All you have to do is use Carbon Copy Cloner or asr[1] to clone your volume to a spare disk, boot from the clone, run the above command on your original drive to format it as case-sensitive, journaled HFS+, and clone back. That's it. Not sure why the hint had to be so convoluted.

[1] asr can be used to clone a volume as follows:

sudo asr -source / -target /Volumes/"Target Disk"

(Assumes you're booted from the volume you're cloning.)

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Authored by: DoctorJ on Feb 19, '05 04:50:54AM

* I'm glad you pointed this out, i wasn't even aware that this utility existed!

*Has asr been verified to work on the case-sensitive disks?


Using a rusty Amiga 4000T & a shiny Mac PowerBook G4

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