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i've tried searching for this, i cannot find anything maybe i'm just not using the right phrasing. i used Carbon Copy Cloner to transfer OSX from a 120GB HD to a 250GB HD. everything copied ok but i am unable to boot without having my iPC 10.5.6 DVD in the drive. i'm guessing it has something to do with the boot loader? maybe Carbon Copy Cloner didn't copy that part of the drive?

 

what can i do to boot without the CD again, aside from doing another OSX install?

 

thanks.

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Install a bootloader.

 

will do, that answer seemed sort of obvious but i had to ask :rolleyes:

 

i think iPC uses Chameleon, but i've never installed the boot loader seperately. i'll do some searching around and look for a Cameleon installation guide.

 

this brings me to another question though:

 

since Carbon Copy Cloner did not copy the boot loader, even though it promised to make the drive bootable... if i wanted to make a backup should i go ahead and use disc utility? i read somewhere to just make an image of your installation drive and save it to a seperate partition and/or drive. then if anything ever happens, i can boot with CD and restore from the image?

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I know Acronis copies the boot sector for Windows partitions. Im not sure about mac ones.

 

Chameleon v2.0 beta. Has a self installer package you can download and use to set up the bootloader. It practically manages itself at least it did for me. Just run it and eject your DVD and theoretically it should boot into your mac install or give you the option to boot into whatever OS's are installed on your PC.

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I know Acronis copies the boot sector for Windows partitions. Im not sure about mac ones.

 

Chameleon v2.0 beta. Has a self installer package you can download and use to set up the bootloader. It practically manages itself at least it did for me. Just run it and eject your DVD and theoretically it should boot into your mac install or give you the option to boot into whatever OS's are installed on your PC.

 

yea i've got Acronis, great software, but i didn't think it would copy a Mac OS very well so i opted not to use it.

 

i'll check out Chameleon 2.0 beta, the easier the better. my windows OS and mac OS are on two seperate drives, then i just tell bios which boot order to go in. maybe i'll try dual booting from one HD at some point, but i've only had 10.5.6 up and running for about a month... so i'd like to do another backup before i start playing with boot options.

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