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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RE: What I expected
by meianoite on Thu 6th Dec 2007 18:48 UTC in reply to "What I expected"
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2006-04-05

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.


Perhaps we're talking about two different things, but how come Disk Utility fails for you? You're using the "Restore" option to (erm) restore the image, aren't you? And you're building the images with the sparse option turned on, right (either that or the compress option, but on my pretty old G3 it takes forever to finish a compressed copy)?

What about using ditto, wouldn't it work for you (since regular Unix tools indeed fail to keep forks intact)?

And IIRC the Unix tools on Leopard were updated to handle those cases, too, but I'm just too busy to look it up and see if I'm not mistaken (just gave myself a 5-min break, else I'd BSOD ;) )


Edit: not that you'll see anything glaringly wrong after the edit, but boy does it show I'm tired.

Edited 2007-12-06 18:50

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