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  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,992 points)

    I thought you were cloning (using CCC) the internal to the external drive?

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    It's also giving me a note saying I need to reboot from the recovery system which isn't showing any longer when I hold down Option.  This being an OS that was downloaded I don't have a disc to reboot from.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,992 points)

    I have no idea what you have done, you should have used CCC to clone your internal (including recovery partition) to the external drive you just bought, but it does not seem that happened.

     

    What did you do?

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    I forgot about CCC - I'm using it now.  However, it's saying that the Lacie isn't one recommended for Intel Macs, so not sure if I have to partition it first, then try.

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    CCC did mention that the external needs to be partitioned, so.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,992 points)

    Dan Smithson wrote:

     

    I forgot about CCC - I'm using it now.  However, it's saying that the Lacie isn't one recommended for Intel Macs, so not sure if I have to partition it first, then try.

    Yup, LaCie's are patchy, I never use them but if you can partition and format for Mac it should be OK (but it may not boot in which case send it back and order a replecement from OWC

     

    Can you still boot from the internal drive?

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    I can, yes.  Wish I would've known the right questions to ask when I bought it, but oh well.  Cloning now.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,992 points)

    Dan Smithson wrote:

     

    I can, yes.  Wish I would've known the right questions to ask when I bought it, but oh well.  Cloning now.

    Don't buy trouble, it may work, we'll see.

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    It did work, I was able to boot from it.  I cloned the external, then booted to it, erased the main and used CCC to clone from the external.  Once I booted back to the main I tried using Bootcamp and it started to download the Windows support software, but it seemed to lock there without anything being downloaded.  It also didn't give the option to partition before that.  Not sure what's up now.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,992 points)

    Run disk repair (boot from the clone)

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    I Verified and Repaired from the external, then booted back to the main and get stuck at the "Downloading Windows support software..." in Bootcamp Assistant.  So I was thinking about downloading a clean version of the new OS to the external and try recloning using CCC from the external instead of doing it from the main.  Wondering if there's something on the main that's only copying a glitch to the external and then back again.  There's been no progress in downloading at all, so.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,992 points)

    Dan Smithson wrote:

     

    I Verified and Repaired from the external, then booted back to the main and get stuck at the "Downloading Windows support software..." in Bootcamp Assistant.  So I was thinking about downloading a clean version of the new OS to the external and try recloning using CCC from the external instead of doing it from the main.  Wondering if there's something on the main that's only copying a glitch to the external and then back again.  There's been no progress in downloading at all, so.

     

    The download problems have nothing to do with your OS, do not do as you suggested. Carry on and install Windows without the support software, you can get it later (but it will take time, and may fail regularly)

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    Bootcamp Assistant never does the partitioning step before that though, so how would I get to that step otherwise?

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,992 points)

    Dan, unless you start giving up the information you are receiving how can I help

     

    "Bootcamp Assistant never does the partitioning step before that though"

    What does that mean, does BC go out for lunch? does the machine sut off or is there an error message, and if so could you share it please.

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    I start up Bootcamp Assistant in Applications, Click to continue and the option to download Windows support software or you state that you already have it on another disk.  After clicking continue, it goes to the Downloading page, I see a barber shop look to the progress bar, then nothing happens after that.  It's like the downloading part just doesn't happen.  I get no error message or anything...  I'm never given the option to partition, though the explanation prior to that states that the sequence of events would be that the partitioning part is after downloading the support software.