05-06-2011 05:09 AM
Hoping for your help here. I'm trying to clone my internal hard drive (including bootable system - MacOSX Leopard) onto my new seagate goflex desk 1 Tb. The first time i tried it i tried apple's disk utility, then when I went to boot from the external drive (holding down option on startup, chosing the new drive), after about a minute I got single user mode, said that driver not found for platform and I had to do a hard restart. I then reformatted, tried carbon copy cloner, got the same outcome.
I did notice that the amount of data on the cloned drive did not match exactly the amount on the template system (although both cloning processes said 'successful').
Do I need to do this cloning when booted from a different disk than the template - any tips/help appreciated.
08-02-2011 11:06 AM
Did you get your GoFlex Ext HD to reboot your sytem? I am about to install a 2TB GoFlex Desk Ext Hd with Tiger running on my G4 PowerPC in order to clone my int HD and system software using Carbon Copy Cloner. But there's no point if its not bootable!
08-02-2012 11:06 PM
Have: mpb 2.2, Snow Leopard with FreeAgent GoFlex 500. Installed 10.6 on its own partition. It is recognized as a startup disk by the startup disk utility but will not start up, just hangs, and hangs, and... . I've read that Seagate has a USB 2.0 adapter or enclosure - sumpin', I donno' - that will permit GF use as a startup disk. (Interjectionally, Seagate admits that their USB 3.0 HDs and Macs do not co-exist well.) As I am in Thailand, I'm looking for a solution for external startup available locally.