I sent this to Clara already but others may benefit
As far as your costers go, are you creating a volume when you burn those
CD's? If you just drag the files to the cd it won't work even if you make
the CD bootable.
There is information that is burned on the CD that tells the computer at
start up that it is a mountable volume. Just to help remove any
frustration, make sure to rename the original volume to what you want the
final name to be, because if you are creating a bootable volume Toast will
take the name of the HD as the name of the name of the new volume. Also
last thing, be sure to defrag the files before the burn so that it does
take a half hour to start up
>>BTW, I am exploring the Yamaha CD burner we bought on Britt's suggestion
>>for this Mac setup. I'm using Toast; I can't seem to burn a useable
>>bootable hard drive backup. Except for the one I burned of the system
>>almost all extensions off, they freeze on startup. Got a nice line of
>><Coasters by Clara>, though! Any suggestions?
>I do not know a definitive answer, but my guess is that if you were to
>completely erase your Hard Drive and copy all the files back from the CD
>should work fine. I think the system software on the burned CD is trying
>to write temporary files to the startup drive (which is the CD).
>Why then do Apple's startup CDs work? I suspect they are rigged to write
>temporary files to the Hard Drive, not the startup CD.
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