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??? Copying Mac Osx HDD ???

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MohawkAngel, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. MohawkAngel

    MohawkAngel New Member

    Jan 21, 2009
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    Here's my idea:

    I have an old crappy PowerMac G4 here with a 40gigs in it and a spare freshly formated 20 gigs.

    I would like to transfer them in my main rig and put them on IDE cable since my main and single HDD is Sata. 40 gigs as master and 20 gigs as slave. Copy the content of the 40gigs to the 20gigs so i can put the old 20gigs in the crappy Mac and keep the 40gigs reformat it and use it on a windows XP pro compter im gonna use for download only.

    Do i just have to copy and paste or there is a special tool in Windows 7 that could help me copying the whole HDD ?
  2. Peter1986C


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    Best use a bootable cd like Clonezilla Live, because afaik that is the only free cloning software able to read the filesystem Apple uses. http://www.clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live/

    FYI: - Choose for "device-device", "device-image" (or whatchamacallit) is meant for back-up purposes and is not useful for the purpose you have because of the fact that it will make a compressed archive this way. But probably this is already clear for you.
    - In case the program asks were to "mount /home/partimag", it simply wishes you to choose the location of the drive you wish to copy to. In your case it should be the partition being referred to as "/dev/hdb1" (the first and only partition on your 20GB drive (the second PATA disk, a.k.a. hdb).
    - The partition you would like to copy, will be called /dev/hda1 (the 40GB drive is the first PATA drive, a.k.a. hda, hence the a combined with again a 1).
    - The partition(s) on your SATA drive will be referred to as /dev/sda including a number, but you can ignore those of couse, because you won't use them during the cloning process.

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