Intel Mac: is MBR partition table required for cloning?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Steve Darden, May 10, 2007.

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  1. Steve Darden

    Steve Darden Registered Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Question: must I use MBR partition table to enable Acronis True Image to clone or copy the entire drive?

    Background: I upgraded v8 to v10 to ensure I had the best available support for cloning bootable disks on new Intel Mac Pro running XP Pro.

    I partitioned one 250G drive with GUID partition table, including one 32G FAT32 = C: where I installed XP Pro. All is well except that True Image [ATI] doesn't offer this partition as a source when attempting to "backup computer" or "clone disk".

    ATI does offer as source the four FAT32 partitions I created on external Firewire drive. NOTE: this drive I used MBR partition table.

    Also "Backup files/folders" seems to work -- at least it offers a directory listing which includes C: -- but I've not yet tested restoring to see if the result is a bootable disk.
  2. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Rafael, CA
    Have you named your partitions to be sure of which ones you are looking at? Drive letters sometimes change under Linux.

    Have you tried booting from the TI Recovery CD?
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Steve Darden,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please notice that Acronis True Image 10.0 Home does not support GUID partition table. That feature is available in corporate versions of Acronis True Image.

    Please also be aware that Acronis products currently do not support Macintosh computers neither in native mode nor in emulated environment. So we do not guarantee consistency of your data, when you are using our software on platforms different from x86 and x64 PCs.

    Please notice that you can find the detailed instructions on how to use Acronis True Image 10.0 Home in the respective User's Guide.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
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