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Clone 10.4.11 to empty HD

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Feb 9, 2013 3:11 AM

Hi there, I have the HD of my old G4 Quicksilver hooked up to a Wiebetech Ultradock 5 and a G5 1.8 DP, both are hooked up to an i7 MBP running 10.7.5.

Now I want to clone the old HD to the HD of the G5 that's in target mode. I've cloned with CCC 3.4.7 but after cloning the G5 doesn't show up as bootable disk in the sys prefs. Since it's a G5 I also cloned the OS9.2.2 system and blessed the Finder but that one isn't seen as well. What am I missing? TIA

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to Server rookie)

    Hello,

     

    Where does the MBP come into the picture? Was it used for cloning somehow? Or was the G4 used?

     

    Does the G5 boot normally to clone itself?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to Server rookie)

    Oh, what Interface is the Ultradock using? What Mac are you not seeing it as a boot choice on?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 11:19 AM (in response to Server rookie)

    Well, G5s cannot boot OS9, only use it as "Classic" in 10.4.11

     

    Did you clone the G4 using the G4, then hook the clone up to the G5?

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 11:44 AM (in response to Server rookie)

    What version of tiger is on the g4?  Could be the g4 version of tiger is missing some drivers.

     

    If you cannot get this to work...

     

    Install some os on the g5.

    Use migration assistant in utilitie folder to copy over g4 data & ids from old hd.

     

    Robert

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to Server rookie)

    Is the Ultradock hooked up via Firewire? And the MBP not connected to it?

     

    With the G4's drive in the Dock, boot G5 up holding alt key, does the G4 drive show as a boot choice?

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 2:34 PM (in response to BDAqua)

    alt key is also the option key.

     

    The g4 is a different processor from the g5.  It could be that there is some missing software for the g5 from the g4.  I do not know.  Just a guess.

     

    You could booting the g5 from the g4 disk. The would rule out a bad copy.

     

    Sometimes if volumes don't appear in Startup Manager (what you get when you hold down the Option key at startup), you need to reset the Mac's PRAM, NVRAM, and Open Firmware. Shut down the Mac, then power it up, and before the screen lights up, quickly hold down the Command, Option, P, and R keys, until the Mac has chimed twice more after the powerup chime. Then, before the screen lights up, hold down Command-Option-O-F until the Open Firmware screen appears. Then enter these lines, pressing Return after each one:

     

    reset-nvram

    set-defaults

    reset-all

     

    "The reset-all command should restart your Mac. If so, you have successfully reset the Open Firmware settings."

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1812?viewlocale=en_US

     

    How to eject a cd from the internal cd drive:

    eject cd

     

    List of devices:

    devalias

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to Server rookie)

    You have the disk connected via firewire?  A must for the PPC with the exception of a few G5 systems.

     

    You could run disk utilty to see if there is a filesystem problem.

     

    Robert

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 6:56 PM (in response to Server rookie)

    Good work!

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