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    Oct 21, 2009
    Cloning a G5 hard drive
    Hi everyone -

    I'm a technician in a small shop that primarily does PC work. However, we're doing more and more with Macs lately and I've run into a problem that has me really stumped.

    I'm replacing a Maxtor 160 GB SATA hard drive with a Western Digital 1 TB SATA in a PowerPC G5 running OS 10.5. I prepared the new drive in Disk Utility and then used SuperDuper to clone it. At first glance, the clone seems to be fine but, shortly after powering up and logging on, I start getting all kinds of errors that there is a conflict with various fonts in Extensis Suitcase X1...then I notice that MS Office 2008 apps won't open - they crash. Adobe apps also hang after opening. I tried Safe Booting the new (cloned) drive first to clear any font cache, etc. but to no avail.

    Does anyone know what might be causing this behavior?

    Thanks much!


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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    To get an external bootable, after formatting Mac OS Extended (Journalled) did you partition the drive, even if only one partition is required? See if this link is of any assistance:-

    Formatting & Partitioning a Hard Drive in OS X

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