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Old 07-11-2007, 09:48 PM
marieboyer marieboyer is offline
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Boot from partition?

I need to buy a new backup drive. For some reason my Maxtor is not bootable all of a sudden. On my most recent backup, Superduper copied everything over but the drive will not boot even though it has booted before. (I got the following message: "The disk you inserted was not readable by the computer.")

I was looking at a 500 gig hard drive today for a good price. Can I partition that drive and make a bootable drive on it or is it preferred to boot from a non-partitioned (and therefore smaller) drive?

Thanks for your help. Hope I am posting this newb question in the right place.

-- iMac intel. brand new Mac user.
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