5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2014 11:31 AM by BDAqua
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I've followed the instructions under the paragraphph 'Instructions for backing up to an external hard disk via Disk Utility

in this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1553. My external hard drive is plugged in. I mount my install DVD of Leopard and restart. Press C to boot on the DVD, select the language and go to Utilities -> Disk utility.


However I'm blocked in step 9 when I have to choose the destination. I don't have the option to select my hard drive to back up the image. I only have 2 options: root or Applications to save the image. Nevertheless, I can see my external hard on the left.


- Could it be because the internal hard drive is encrypted? 

- Could it be  because the external hard drive is encrypted? 



Note also that the button 'Verify disk' is greyed out.


Any clue?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)