||Everything You Need to Know to Install Tiger|
|Subject:||Can't boot from back up drive!|
Fantastic article, thank you. I am new to Mac and really appreciate the detail.
I seem to have hit a bump along the way....I recently acquired my friends old iMac G4 with OS X 10.2.8. After using it for a bit I wanted to start fresh and decided a clean install was best. I cloned my hard drive (following the instructions) and I was able to boot from the external drive in both OS 9 and OS X 10.2.8. I erased my hard drive, installed Tiger and now I cannot boot from the external drive. When I go to Startup disk it shows the back up drive with only OS 9 not OS X, and I can not boot from it! In Disk utility I can see the hard drive, but it no longer shows OS 9 or OS X. It's all there, but I don't have access to it.
Apple support came to the same conclusion as me: to try erasing Tiger, re-install OS X 10.2.8 from the original CDs and hope it will read the external drive. Then upgrade both to Tiger.
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