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kbrigby 05-01-2005 09:27 AM

Can't restart from Safety Clone
New user here. I ran my first Safety Clone but received an error when trying to restart from the clone which is on an external Fantom 80GB Firewire drive. Here is the tail of the logfile:

|11:30:35 PM|Info| Scanned 390818 items occupying 57.05 GB (61837 directories, 325931 files, 3050 symlinks)
|11:30:35 PM|Info| Copied 208408 items totaling 5.49 GB (39766 directories, 167472 files, 1170 symlinks)
|11:30:35 PM|Info| Cloned 5.49 GB of data in 2361 seconds at an effective transfer rate of 2.38 MB/s
|11:30:35 PM|Info| PHASE: Conclude Target Setup
|11:30:35 PM|Info| ...ACTION: Bless System on Backup
|11:30:35 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Blessing OS X System Folder
|11:30:36 PM|Info| Successfully blessed Mac OS X folder on Backup
|11:30:36 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Blessing OS 9 System Folder
|11:30:36 PM|Info| Successfully blessed Mac OS 9 System Folder on Backup
|11:30:36 PM|Info| ...ACTION: Reboot from Backup
|11:30:36 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Setting startup disk to Backup
|11:30:36 PM|Error| Error getting OF path: Invalid argument

I tried manually setting the Startup Disk and rebooting but it seems like my iMac (G4 800, 768MB RAM, 10.2.8) is still starting from the internal drive. I even tried restarting with the Option key held but I'm not sure if it worked.

How do you tell which drive is the Startup?

Why am I getting an error from Super Duper?


dnanian 05-01-2005 10:22 AM

That's unusual. We'd only expect an error like that if the drive itself didn't support booting, or if you were trying to boot from an image.

If you could send your entire SuperDuper!.log to support, I'll take a look and see what I can figure out. I'd also love a System Profiler report, if you could -- open System Profiler and choose File | Save, then save to the default (XML) format. Under Jaguar, that might not be possible, but whatever you can do would help. Make sure the external drive is attached.

You can tell which drive is the boot drive by looking at its root: the boot drive has icons for "Applications" and other folders, whereas other drives don't. You can also tell in System Preferences | Startup Disk -- the default boot drive is selected when it first comes up (although that isn't always the 'current' boot drive if you used Option).

kbrigby 05-01-2005 01:34 PM

Thanks Dave. Check your email.

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