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    Creating a partition for older system

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    So here's what I did today:

    - grabbed another MBP (mid 2010), which has a unused 10.6 and a working 10.9 partition
    - wiped the 10.6 partition and did a fresh install with the original disc.
    - did all the upgrades to get to 10.6.8 final
    - booted up my laptop in target disk mode
    - dragged the fresh install from the second laptop over
    - got a message, that I may need to enter my password and clicked ok

    After it finished, it said that the operation could not be completed because the application 'Keychain Access' could not be moved. And it wasn't bootable. Argh! Seems I'm close though (?).
    Any more ideas?
    Last edited by stefangs; 09-05-2016 at 12:19 PM.

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    Creating a partition for older system
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    You can't create a bootable partition that way because the copy operation doesn't "bless" the system folder (mark certain files as bootable). Once the computer is on target disk mode you might be able to use SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the mid 2010 Mac's partition to the other machine.

    Whether this works or not depends in part on what was used to create the 10.6 partition on the 2010 Mac. If there are too many differences between the two machines it may not work.
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    Creating a partition for older system
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    As Slydude says, using "SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the mid 2010 Mac's partition to the other machine" should work.

    Either should clone and "Bless" the 10.6.8 volume and let it boot.

    You don't have to change your religion but some quick prayer might help.




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    Creating a partition for older system

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    A blessed system folder! I haven't heard that since college when we had to make sure our system 6 folder had a Mac icon on it to show that it was blessed. Some things don't change after what... 30 years?

    Well I got it, guys. Still had an old freebee copy/backup program and copied the SL partition to my laptop again. Now it's up and running (and installing a bunch of old, but needed software).

    Thanks for all your help!!

    Stefan

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    Creating a partition for older system
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    Well I got it, guys. …
    Good to hear and thanks for the news.




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