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4697 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2009 8:47 AM by kyleroden
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2009 7:16 AM (in response to kyleroden)Do you have a directory /Volumes/TimeMachine BEFORE you issue the mount command?
The mount command MUST have a directory to mount the volume on top of.
If /Volumes/TimeMachine is your normal mount point, then you will want to remove that directory when you are finished with it. -OR- create a temporary directory you can mount on top of. That way you will not mess up your normal Time Machine backup mount point.Mac OS X (10.5.8), MacBook, PowerMac G5, Mac mini, iPod Touch, iBook G4, MacBook Pro, iMac G4
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2009 8:19 AM (in response to BobHarris)yes like I mentioned, I used mkdir to create a directory /Volumes/TimeMachine. I am sure that the command completed because issuing it again gives "directory already exists" error.
Keep in mind that I am booted from the DVD. the working directory when I do this is a directory on the DVD.macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2009 8:47 AM (in response to kyleroden)I think i've found a clever way to circumvent this problem.
What if i repartition my original hard drive into three. leave one partition for my current stuff, a second partition for the time machine back up, and a third partition as a bootable image of my OSX install DVD. Then I will temporarily disconnect my dvd drive and hook up the SSD and the HDD simultaneously, boot using the OSX install partition, and restore the time machine image to the SSD...
Does anyone see a problem with that? (I realize this isn't the correct forum for that anymore)macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)