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10.4: Boot Intel Macs from iPods and FireWire drives
Authored by: kurnelpanik on Feb 28, '06 10:25:06PM

agree regarding block copy mode but the fly in the oinment is as follows. If you use Disk Utilities Restore function while booted from the Intel iMac's Install DVD and you opt to erase then you will get a GPT partition map by default. For this mod to work the Intel iMac would need to be in TDM and connected to a PPC Mac with the source image accessible.
Thanks for the feedback though.



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10.4: Boot Intel Macs from iPods and FireWire drives
Authored by: boli on Apr 10, '06 03:15:30PM
admittedly i have no personal experience with an intel mac, but i verified the following on my PPC mac (quad G5):

checking "erase destination" before restoring simply enables blockcopying - otherwise it will do a regular recursive file copy. the target partition table will not be overwritten in either case. if it would, then any other partitions on the target disk would be lost.

DiskUtility in 10.4.6 allows even PPC macs to create disks that use GPT, i was able to test blockcopying a 5.5 GB partition off a multi-partition disk (that used APM) onto a single partition on an external 80 GB firewire disk. the target disk was previously partitioned into a single journaled HFS+ partition using a GUID parition table (GPT). this is still the case after the blockcopy. the target disk was "bonsai", the source (5.5 GB partition of a 400 GB disk) is not shown.

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