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Mac Mini issues

2018-03-05 by: Joe Freeman
From: Joe Freeman 
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Ok, geeks... I have a mac mini in which I need to clone the existing
startup disk (251G) to an image stored on a NAS...

Suggestions?

I've tried booting a linux (CentOS) livecd, with plans to mount the NAS
then dd the disk to an iso on the NAS. Linux fails to boot with either a
kernel panic (doesn't like the USB3 ports if using a usb flash drive), or
simply hangs when trying to boot from CD/DVD (again USB3 attached).

Current OS on the box is MacOS Yosemite.

Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
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=============================================================== From: Nick Smith ------------------------------------------------------ You could try an ubuntu distro as a test. http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php It does have the ability to clone to a network share.

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ Is this not what time machine is for? You can use a Linux PC running the Tim= e Machine daemon to back up the Mac Mini and then boot off of a Mac OS X ins= tall and pull from the Time Machine copy. This was sent from my iPhone, so I apologize for any brevity or spelling err= ors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission to g= ive me an aneurysm. up disk (251G) to an image stored on a NAS... en dd the disk to an iso on the NAS. Linux fails to boot with either a kerne= l panic (doesn't like the USB3 ports if using a usb flash drive), or simply h= angs when trying to boot from CD/DVD (again USB3 attached).

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ Is booting into target mode and using something like "carbon copy cloner" still a thing? I haven't used a mac in a long time. -B

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ I suggest SuperDuper: https://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html = You can make a clone from a booted partition, and write it to a mounted = share. cloner" still a thing? I haven't used a mac in a long time.=20 the Time Machine daemon to back up the Mac Mini and then boot off of a = Mac OS X install and pull from the Time Machine copy. spelling errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is = on a mission to give me an aneurysm. startup disk (251G) to an image stored on a NAS... NAS then dd the disk to an iso on the NAS. Linux fails to boot with = either a kernel panic (doesn't like the USB3 ports if using a usb flash = drive), or simply hangs when trying to boot from CD/DVD (again USB3 = attached).

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I like taking shit apart, so I'd pull the drive out of the mac mini and con= nect it to a real Linux box, and dd or ddrescue an image then sell the mac mini to Ed ________________________________ From: Chugalug on behalf of Joe Freeman Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:53 PM To: CHUGALUG Subject: [Chugalug] Mac Mini issues Ok, geeks... I have a mac mini in which I need to clone the existing startu= p disk (251G) to an image stored on a NAS... Suggestions? I've tried booting a linux (CentOS) livecd, with plans to mount the NAS the= n dd the disk to an iso on the NAS. Linux fails to boot with either a kerne= l panic (doesn't like the USB3 ports if using a usb flash drive), or simply= hangs when trying to boot from CD/DVD (again USB3 attached). Current OS on the box is MacOS Yosemite. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated. X19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX18KQ2h1Z2FsdWcg bWFpbGluZyBsaXN0CkNodWdhbHVnQGNodWdhbHVnLm9yZwpodHRwOi8vY2h1Z2FsdWcub3JnL2Nn aS1iaW4vbWFpbG1hbi9saXN0aW5mby9jaHVnYWx1Zwo=

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ I have a Mac Mini that needs a new home if you need one Ed. This was sent from my iPhone, so I apologize for any brevity or spelling err= ors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission to g= ive me an aneurysm. nnect it to a real Linux box, and dd or ddrescue an image up disk (251G) to an image stored on a NAS... en dd the disk to an iso on the NAS. Linux fails to boot with either a kerne= l panic (doesn't like the USB3 ports if using a usb flash drive), or simply h= angs when trying to boot from CD/DVD (again USB3 attached).

=============================================================== From: Billy ------------------------------------------------------ Sounds like it=E2=80=99s getting past the EFI boot loader. So that=E2=80=99s= good. I=E2=80=99ve booted my MacBook off usb3 on fedora rather easily. I used it to secure wipe an ssd from my mother in laws dead laptop via an es= ata drive bay. So that=E2=80=99s: 1) thunder port usb3/esata adapter 2) booting off usb3 port via flash stick=20 3) then secure ata erasing attached ssd on the esata port Didn=E2=80=99t have an issue. I=E2=80=99ve also booted RHEL 7 off a usb3 port on another desktop I have. S= o, I know at least RHEL 7 (and thus CentOs 7) have usb3 support on the boot m= edium. --b up disk (251G) to an image stored on a NAS... en dd the disk to an iso on the NAS. Linux fails to boot with either a kerne= l panic (doesn't like the USB3 ports if using a usb flash drive), or simply h= angs when trying to boot from CD/DVD (again USB3 attached).

=============================================================== From: Joe Freeman ------------------------------------------------------ I was able to get it tonight by creating an Ubuntu live flash drive, and hooking up the wired ethernet port. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! Joe =99s good. . So, I