View Full Version : boot disk does not show up in pop up list

03-25-2005, 08:14 PM
I am trying to copy my boot disk to my firewire drive but when I look on the popup list it does not showup. I am running a cube with 10.3.8. I have tried safe boot and moving the program to different disks and also changed ownership of disk. Any one have any ideas?


03-25-2005, 08:29 PM
It's likely that your disk is formatted for DOS/Windows, Tom. Try erasing the FireWire drive with Disk Utility.

Alternatively, if you want to leave it in Windows format, you can store a sparse image on the drive using the instructions in this FAQ:


Hope that helps...

03-25-2005, 08:41 PM
I am trying to get the internal boot disk to show up in the source popup box. Everything shows up but that disk. :confused:

03-25-2005, 09:29 PM
Ah, sorry -- you said "it" so I assumed it was the FireWire drive that wouldn't show up. Well, that's awfully strange: I've never heard of this problem before. Is it formatted as HFS+?

Perhaps you could generate a System Profiler report and send it to support. To do so, run System Profiler, choose File | Save and save to the default (XML) format. Then, mail it in and I'll take a look.

03-25-2005, 11:28 PM
will do..


03-26-2005, 09:40 AM
For those following this, the problem was that the boot disk wasn't formatted as HFS+, but rather as UFS.