Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Dec 2007 16:27 UTC
Mac OS X Since my Cube could not run Leopard, and I did not have any other Macs, I was unable to delve into Leopard right away. Apple NL was kind enough to fix this problem for us, by generously loaning me a brand new MacBook with Leopard installed so I could review it for OSNews. Read on for the findings.
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What I expected
by hraq on Thu 6th Dec 2007 18:16 UTC
hraq
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2005-07-06

I expected a working cloning solution for osx partition, that would allow me to clone the whole disk in preparation to transfer it to another HDD. OSX imaging tool that creates .dmg failed till 10.4.x to do that even though they designed it to do that function.

I can currently successfully clone any windows and any linux(ext3) with Acronis TrueImage products without wasting the size on destination, because this tool can clone also osx but on sector by sector method which will at the end fill up 160GB for a 160 GB HDD occupied with 20 GB worth of data.

Other unix tools are not safe to clone osx too and they have issues with permissions and other things. Even Acronis have issues with osx, due to osx nature of nagging about size differences and other non-BIOS EFI based problems.

So, Apple should help administrators to clone mac partitions without issue to let me step into this OSX once and for all.

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