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Linchpin Linchpin is offline
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Default Copying an OSX install from external drive to internal - 06-21-2009, 05:59 PM

So I wanted to install 10.5.6 on my Mini 10v but didn't have an external optical drive to use. So I used my 80 gig external drive and a separate HP laptop to install OSX to the drive. Once installed, I simply hooked the external drive up to the Mini and it booted right up. I proceeded to install drivers etc and now everything's working fine and dandy.

However I want to copy it to the Mini's own drive so I don't have to tote around an external drive. I formatted the Mini's drive in disk utility used Carbon Copy Cloner to copy my external drive's contents to the Mini's drive.

CCC said the drive would be bootable, Disk Utility recognizes the drive as bootable, but I can not for the life of me get the computer to boot off its own drive.

What am I missing/what do I need to do to make it boot?
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agianino agianino is offline
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Default 06-21-2009, 06:23 PM

you need to run DellEFI 1.2a5 to install the bootloader and kexts. Just take the automatic settings and go for it. Since it's not a "real" Mac it's not bootable after the clone. Or whatever DellEFI you used on your external, up to you but that should fix you up.

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