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ROBPAR 01-15-2012 12:51 PM

Startup manager can not see USB disk
Macbook Pro; system 10.6.8. (just installed; clean install)
When holding the Option key at startup, startup manager only shows the internal hard disk.
I'm trying to make a bootable external drive and testing if it works.
System preferences shows the external USB drive but startup manager does not. I can start from the USB drive if selected in preferences but I need to see it at startup (for emergencies)
I read somewhere that disk image must be "folder mode blessed". Never read anything like it in all the stuff about "creating bootable external disks" instructions.
USB Drive is formatted and partitioned correctly, no errors... so how do i folder mode bless the disk image? is there another way to correct this? (i'm not a UNIX guy)

ROBPAR 01-16-2012 08:00 PM

Anybody out there?

RustProofCorn 01-16-2012 08:33 PM

What os on the external drive? Just wondering.

ROBPAR 01-16-2012 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by RustProofCorn (Post 1356550)
What os on the external drive? Just wondering.

10.6. it was installed from the 10.6 install disk to the usb drive. The external drive is sata drive mounted in a usb 2.0 case

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