13 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2014 3:49 AM by andyBall_uk
bump2pass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am trying to clone my HD and failing. Looking for any help or pointers.

 

I am running 10.4.11 on imac 7.1, 2.4GHz core 2 duo, with 4GB ram. 20in monitor from mid 2007.

 

I am cloning my HD to a Wester Digital 1.8 TB HD with 5 partitions. The info for the drive is below.

 

I set up the partitions on the drive using Disk Utility and that seems to work fine.

 

I then tried to clone the drive using DU. That failed, only copying a small fraction of the internal HD. The error messages were not verbose.

 

I then tried to clone my internal drive with "Data Backup". I was able to make a clone of the drive, but when I tried to boot off it I got a "kernel panic" error message. These are described in detail on this page, the exact screen shot  shown on the page is what I saw, with the "you need to restart your computer" message.

 

https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/technotes/tn2063/_index.html

 

I then tried to clone the internal hard drive onto the external drive partition (BU2 in the notes bellow) using Carbon Copy Clone. Again, I was able to clone my hard drive with no error messages. But when I try to boot off this partition (by restarting and holding the option key and selecting the partition I want to boot from ) I get the same kernel panic.

 

After rebooting from my standard internal hard drive I get an error report on the kernel panic, also shown below. I looked up the only part of the kernel panic error message that looked non-generic bdevvp failed on google. Sounds like the error is occurring at a very low level having to do with vnode.

 

my question is, where do I go from here? Anyone think this is problem with external HD? Should I be doing to boot differently?

 

I don't speak kernel so I have no idea what all the 0xhex messages mean but I take it the boot is failing at some very basic level of the operating system.

 

Any advice welcome.

 

My overall goal is to upgrade my operating system to snow leopard, and then beyond if I can. But before I do that I want a bootable copy of my HD in case that does not work. I have the snow leopard DVD.

 

Any advice or help greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

This is the information about my external drive. Is it some how setup wrong for booting? Should I be using a different drive?

 

My Book 1110:

 

  Capacity:          1.82 TB

  Removable Media:          Yes

  Detachable Drive:          Yes

  BSD Name:          disk1

  Version:          20.18

  Bus Power (mA):          500

  Speed:          Up to 480 Mb/sec

  Manufacturer:          Western Digital

  OS9 Drivers:          No

  Product ID:          0x1110

  Serial Number:          574341565934373537303333

  S.M.A.R.T. status:          Not Supported

  Vendor ID:          0x1058

  Volumes:

Macintosh HD:

  Capacity:          372.35 GB

  Available:          151.9 GB

  Writable:          Yes

  File System:          Journaled HFS+

  BSD Name:          disk1s2

  Mount Point:          /Volumes/Macintosh HD 1

BU2:

  Capacity:          372.35 GB

  Available:          152.37 GB

  Writable:          Yes

  File System:          Journaled HFS+

  BSD Name:          disk1s3

  Mount Point:          /Volumes/BU2

BU3:

  Capacity:          372.35 GB

  Available:          372.25 GB

  Writable:          Yes

  File System:          Journaled HFS+

  BSD Name:          disk1s4

  Mount Point:          /Volumes/BU3

BU4:

  Capacity:          372.35 GB

  Available:          372.25 GB

  Writable:          Yes

  File System:          Journaled HFS+

  BSD Name:          disk1s5

  Mount Point:          /Volumes/BU4

BU5:

  Capacity:          372.15 GB

  Available:          372.06 GB

  Writable:          Yes

  File System:          Journaled HFS+

  BSD Name:          disk1s6

 

This is the panic report I get when I try to boot of the BU2 partition:

 

 

panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001D4798): bdevvp failed: open

Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

0x46d73df8 : 0x128d0d (0x3cc65c 0x46d73e1c 0x131f95 0x0)

0x46d73e38 : 0x1d4798 (0x3d5840 0x1 0x46d73e84 0x0)

0x46d73e98 : 0x1d482d (0xe000006 0x4d8c00 0x46d73ed8 0x34e614)

0x46d73ed8 : 0x31ebd8 (0x58b8f80 0x1 0x46d73f8c 0x20)

0x46d73fa8 : 0x1371c6 (0x0 0x7 0x0 0x4b2000)

0x46d73fc8 : 0x19b21c (0x0 0xffffffff 0x19e02a 0x0) Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0x0

 

 

Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.1: Wed Oct 10 18:23:28 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.25.20~1/RELEASE_I386

 

 

Model: iMac7,1, BootROM IM71.007A.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 4 GB

Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI,RadeonHD2600, PCIe, 256 MB

Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz

Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz

AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x88), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (4.170.46.9)

Bluetooth: Version 1.9.5f4, 2 service, 0 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1

Serial ATA Device: WDC WD3200AAJS-40RYA0, 298.09 GB

Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-85J

USB Device: My Book 1110, Western Digital, Up to 480 Mb/sec, 500 mA

USB Device: Built-in iSight, Apple Inc., Up to 480 Mb/sec, 500 mA

USB Device: IR Receiver, Apple Computer, Inc., Up to 1.5 Mb/sec, 500 mA

USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, Apple, Inc., Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA

USB Device: Apple Optical USB Mouse, Mitsumi Electric, Up to 1.5 Mb/sec, 500 mA

USB Device: Hub in Apple Pro Keyboard, Mitsumi Electric, Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA

USB Device: Apple Pro Keyboard, Mitsumi Electric, Up to 12 Mb/sec, 250 mA

 

 

Here is what I could find about bdevvp

 

bdevvp(dev, vpp)

              Create a vnode for a block device.  bdevvp() is used for root

              file systems, swap areas and for memory file system special

              devices.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (24,510 points)

    The WD MyBook could very well be your problem. Then are known to have assorted problems.

     

    Then again, it just might be that it is not Partition correctly.

     

    Open Disk Utility and click on the MyBook's first icon. then look down at Partition Map Scheme: and see if it is GUID Partition Table. If not, then your iMac can not boot (startup) from it.

     

    Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 5.40.21 PM.jpg

     

    Word of caution: Resetting the Partition Map Scheme will completely wipe the drive.

     

    Personally I would throw the MacBook out the window take the MyBook back and get a better External HD or two.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (25,730 points)

    Are you really running OS 10.4.11? And, is your WD drive USB?

     

    If my memory serves me correctly, Mac OS did not support booting via USB until Leopard or Snow Leopard?

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (24,510 points)

    Intel iMac's running 10.4.5 and later can boot from USB.

     

    see > Starting from an external USB storage device (Intel-based Macs)

     

    My Early 2006 iMac Core Duo could when it was running Tiger.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (25,730 points)

    Really? My memory obviously needs a tuneup. And I was so sure!!!

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (24,510 points)

    Treading lightly here.

     

    I recall that PPC's could only boot from FireWire and that Intel iMac's could pretty much boot USB from day one.

     

    My very early 2006 iMac (Jan 06 week 2) that I still have, could and it originally came with a 10.4.4 Install Disc Set.

     

     

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (25,730 points)

    Ahh, yes, you're probably right: it was the PPC vs. Intel thing, not the OS version....

     

    Is there an app for my memory?

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (24,510 points)

    or one that can teach this old dog proper writing grammar?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (25,730 points)

    You do way better than some of the "Like I'm smarter than like everybody, you know" crowd! 

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (24,510 points)

    Love you too..

     

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  • bump2pass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The partition is GUID. I set that up correctly.

     

    Thanks for the advice. I wish I could figure out a way to determine that it is the hard drive. I did not enable check sum in CCC when I did the copy. maybe I will try to clone again with CCC and this time enable that option. I read that it is important.

     

    But I have a sinking feeling in my head that I'm going to get a new HD and still it will not work.

     

    Any recommendation for HD for this task would be appreciated. I've had good luck with Seagate in the past.

     

    Thanks for all the advice.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (25,730 points)

    I like these (Mercury Elite):

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/

     

    FWIW, make sure you format whatever drive you get; also remember that you do not need any of the mfr's software on it.

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (24,510 points)

    Your WD MyBook is missing the EFI Boot Partition.

     

    Below are two images. The first is of my FireWire 800 MiniStack that has a WD 500GB Hard Drive and the second is of my Portable USB Sabrent Enclosure with a 320GB Toshiba Hard Drive. If you notice, they both have EFI Boot Partitions and both are bootable. In addtition, I have several other External Hard Drives both home made and store bought that are all bootable.

     

    Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 10.08.18 PM.jpg

     

    Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 10.09.31 PM.jpg

     

     

    On that note, to be honest I'm not sure what went wrong or if it is even fixable...? I Googled around for a while for a solution, but really only found more sad stories about the MyBooks.

     

    1. Could be that the MyBook is just not up to the task.

    2. Could be that Tiger's Disk Utility is not up to creating one on that Drive.

    3. Could be that you just need to start over and see if you can't get Disk Utility or CarbonCopyCloner to Bless the MyBook.

  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,495 points)

    I think that you're right. There are a few sites showing similar reports & problems booting Tiger from those drives. It's been suggested that it's a USB3/Tiger thing, but perhaps just those mybooks.

     

    Meantime, it may be feasible to install 10.6 on the external, then update/migrate to see if Snow Leopard boots from it & to confirm that software & accessories work with the later OS.