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Unable t use new Hard drive as a start up disk

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I just added a 1T hard drive to my Dual 2 GHz G5 Power PC. I used used Super Duper to clone the new hard drive from my old one, I have a copy of the old drive on the new drive but I am unable to boot from this drive. It is not recognized in the start folder in system preference. What can I do. Thanks,
Tommy
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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Oct 11, 2010 1:45 AM (in response to Tommy Gorse)
    In Disk Utility, highlight that drive, click the blue Info icon above, what Format does it say it is?

    Jut asking... on the To portion of SC, did you maybe choose Disk Image?
  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Oct 11, 2010 6:14 AM (in response to Tommy Gorse)
    What he's asking is what process did you choose; Copy all files/make bootable, Copy User files, Create Disk Image, etc.

    Unless Copy All Files is selected, a drive won't be bootable.

    Typically, when a clone fails to boot, it is a selection error, or, simply requires re-cloning.
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  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,600 points)
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    Oct 11, 2010 6:27 AM (in response to Tommy Gorse)
    Get Info before you copy and double check that "Ignore Ownership" is NOT checked.

    If there are a LOT and LOT of errors in repair permissions, then Get Info was selected, and most common issue.

    It is faster to redo than to sit and watch for 30 minutes as the repair permissions is run.

    After running SD, repair permissions and run Disk Warrior.

    Then Option boot to test it out before making it the new default.
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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 10:46 AM (in response to Tommy Gorse)
    I did not use disk warrior as I do not have this program. Is it worth the $99.00?


    You be the judge, you might enjoy these DiskWarrior reviews/recommendations...

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9645801&#9645801

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10541019#10541019

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=11918925&#11918925
  • ENIGMACODE Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2010 5:59 PM (in response to BDAqua)
    Hi Tommy

    For years I was using Apple's Disk Utility. It works well, but Disk Warrior is an entirely different animal. Yes it's worth the money

    BTW, I've been using 'Super Duper' for a long while. I like it a lot

    Sorry to hear about your Boot problem ..

    Mike
    Dual Core 2.0 G5: 8 Gigs RAM - Geforce 7800GT, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Older G5 1.8 Single 5 Gigs Ram Radeon 9800 Pro (System Back Up)
  • barubin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 16, 2010 6:07 PM (in response to Tommy Gorse)
    Tommy,

    To make a new drive bootable, you need to "choose wisely" WRT to the processor type of the Mac. With Disk Utility, In Options there are several choices, the first "GUID Partition Table" is for Intel-based Macs. DO NOT CHOOSE GUID for a G5. The second choice "Apple Partition Map" is for PowerPC-based Macs. Choose "Apple Partition Map." I do not know if Super Duper deals with this decision by itself.

    Also, if you're using Classic Environment/Mode (Tiger 10.4), on the new drive with Disk Utility did you

    "Install Mac OS 9 Disk Drivers" box checked. These drivers should be installed for machines that can boot into OS 9. If OS 9 drivers aren't present on the drive, you can't mount that drive from a machine running OS 9. If you want to boot into OS9 from this drive, or access it while booted into OS 9 from another drive/partition, its imperative that you install OS 9 drivers when you initialize or partition. Even for systems that don't boot into OS 9 it is a good idea; its possible to mount such a drive via Firewire T mode from another machine, which can come in handy in rare maintenance situations. It doesn't hurt to have those drivers there, and you never know when you might need them." ?
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  • Thomas Bryant Level 6 Level 6 (13,865 points)
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    Nov 16, 2010 10:04 PM (in response to barubin)
    I'd agree here that it sounds like it may be a formatting problem.
    G-5 2.5 QUAD-16gig Ram & 2 6600 video cards &G4s, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2-750gig SATAs

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