Everything You Need to Know to Install Tiger
Subject:   Can't boot from back up drive!
Date:   2005-12-03 15:30:33
From:   Sarah13
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.

Any ideas? Any help? If anyone knows how to gain access to my backup I am so grateful!

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