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10.5: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive
Authored by: barryf on Jan 25, '08 11:57:39AM

RetroSpaceman --

This seems like a great idea, so I gave it a while, using CCC to copy my Tiger Install DVD onto an existing volume that contains both my current TM backups folder and some other folders that I use for backing up things like my Parallels disk image that I don't want TM to deal with.

BUT... when I re-booted with the option key held down I was offered my TM drive as a start-up option. I got to the point where I had a grey screen with the spinning "clock" thingy, but it spun and spun and never got to the installer's welcome screen.

Any ideas? Did I miss a step that should be completed after running CCC?

Thanks,

-Barry



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10.5: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive
Authored by: barryjaylevine on Jan 25, '08 03:07:20PM

Wonder if the HD isn't initialized properly (old vs. GUID)?

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10.5: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive
Authored by: gadgetdoctor on Jan 26, '08 08:50:22AM

I've had exactly the same failure after copying the DVD to a Lacie Firewire disk with CCC. Grey spin stays for as long as I can be bothered to wait until I power down.

Drive is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Apple_HFS with GUID.

No idea why this won't work. I have another drive like this with a dedicated partition that I use with SuperDuper (I'm still running Tiger).

GadgetDoctor



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