How do I grant my hard drive permission to boot up?
May 9, 2007 1:39 PM Subscribe
Can I make my backup drive bootable without having to wipe it clean and start over from scratch?
posted by umbú to computers & internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just backed up my Powerbook G4's entire internal hard drive to an external firewire hard drive using Prosoft Data Backup 3. The software claims to make bootable clones. However, when I try to boot from the external hard drive, the computer gets hung up and never comes out of it. If I boot the computer up normally, the external drive mounts without a problem, and all of the files that I've tested seem to work fine.
Is there a way to make the external hard drive bootable using Carbon Copy Cloner or Superduper! (or some other software that I don't know about), without completely reformatting the drive and starting over?