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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Re: Can I clone my install? - 03-06-2009, 01:01 AM
Well there's cloning software for Mac, such as SuperDuper ...http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/ ... ption.html
I came across this software tonight while trying to find out whether I can clone my Mac Mini to my new 32GB RunCore SSD I got today in order to get OS X on my XP Dell Mini.
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: Can I clone my install? - 03-06-2009, 06:39 AM
Here is what I did, you may find it useful.
1. Followed all of the steps for the DellEFI installation method.
2. Got everything setup on the internal SSD (I made a tech image for troubleshooting later)
3. Downloaded Super Duper.
4. Connected a spare USB jump drive (16GB)
5. Created two partitions using the instructions in the single USB DellEFI method (DellEFI - 200MB, Tech - 15.2GB )
6. Followed the DellEFI bootloader instructions (the one where you install syslinux) and got the bootloader working.
7. Opened Super Duper and cloned from the internal SSD to the Tech partition on the jump drive.
8. Booted into the bios to make sure USB legacy support was enabled
9. Booted to the USB drive using the bootloader that I installed in step 6.
From there, you can boot directly to the Tech image on the jump drive if anything goes wrong with your SSD installation. If you were looking to image multiple machines, this would be a quick and easy way to do it. Just boot off of the jump drive and clone the image back to the SSD. Restart to the USB bootloader, choose the internal SSD and run DellEFI. It would work beautifully from that point on.
If you need more detailed instructions than this, I can do a better step by step if there is a demand for it... All of the steps within my steps are available in the guides already posted here, it is just a matter of knowing how to connect them all together.
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