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[Chugalug] Mac Mini issues

Joe Freeman

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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Re: [Chugalug] Mac Mini issues

Nick Smith
You could try an ubuntu distro as a test.


It does have the ability to clone to a network share.

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:53 PM, Joe Freeman <[hidden email]> wrote:

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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Re: [Chugalug] Mac Mini issues

Aaron welch
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Is this not what time machine is for? You can use a Linux PC running 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.

This was sent from my iPhone, so I apologize for any brevity or spelling errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission to give me an aneurysm.

On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:53 PM, Joe Freeman <[hidden email]> wrote:

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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Re: [Chugalug] Mac Mini issues

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

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 8:22 PM, Aaron welch <[hidden email]> wrote:
Is this not what time machine is for? You can use a Linux PC running 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.

This was sent from my iPhone, so I apologize for any brevity or spelling errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission to give me an aneurysm.

On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:53 PM, Joe Freeman <[hidden email]> wrote:

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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Re: [Chugalug] Mac Mini issues

Jonathan Calloway
I suggest SuperDuper:


You can make a clone from a booted partition, and write it to a mounted share.

<JC>



On Feb 13, 2018, at 8:46 PM, Bret McHone <[hidden email]> wrote:

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

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 8:22 PM, Aaron welch <[hidden email]> wrote:
Is this not what time machine is for? You can use a Linux PC running 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.

This was sent from my iPhone, so I apologize for any brevity or spelling errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission to give me an aneurysm.

On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:53 PM, Joe Freeman <[hidden email]> wrote:

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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Re: [Chugalug] Mac Mini issues

Ed King-2
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I like taking shit apart, so I'd pull the drive out of the mac mini and connect it to a real Linux box, and dd or ddrescue an image


then sell the mac mini to Ed




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Subject: [Chugalug] Mac Mini issues
 

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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Re: [Chugalug] Mac Mini issues

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 errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission to give me an aneurysm.

On Feb 14, 2018, at 9:28 AM, Ed King <[hidden email]> wrote:

I like taking shit apart, so I'd pull the drive out of the mac mini and connect it to a real Linux box, and dd or ddrescue an image


then sell the mac mini to Ed




From: Chugalug <[hidden email]> on behalf of Joe Freeman <[hidden email]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:53 PM
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Subject: [Chugalug] Mac Mini issues
 

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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Re: [Chugalug] Mac Mini issues

Billy
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Sounds like it’s getting past the EFI boot loader. So that’s good.

I’ve 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 esata drive bay.

So that’s:

1) thunder port usb3/esata adapter
2) booting off usb3 port via flash stick 
3) then secure ata erasing attached ssd on the esata port

Didn’t have an issue.

I’ve also booted RHEL 7 off a usb3 port on another desktop I have. So, I know at least RHEL 7 (and thus CentOs 7) have usb3 support on the boot medium.

--b

On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:53 PM, Joe Freeman <[hidden email]> wrote:

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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Re: [Chugalug] Mac Mini issues

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

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 8:42 PM, Billy <[hidden email]> wrote:
Sounds like it’s getting past the EFI boot loader. So that’s good.

I’ve 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 esata drive bay.

So that’s:

1) thunder port usb3/esata adapter
2) booting off usb3 port via flash stick 
3) then secure ata erasing attached ssd on the esata port

Didn’t have an issue.

I’ve also booted RHEL 7 off a usb3 port on another desktop I have. So, I know at least RHEL 7 (and thus CentOs 7) have usb3 support on the boot medium.

--b

On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:53 PM, Joe Freeman <[hidden email]> wrote:

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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