There are many ways to clone a drive on Mac OS X, but none quite as simple and effective as Carbon Copy Cloner. The Carbon Copy Cloning will be best for waht you are doing, it has disk cloning utilities that will get the job done that you need.
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If he did what I think he did you plyg the external drive into another MAC. When booting hold down "Option key". Pick the external drive. It should boot off the external drive.
You will find that external drives typically are shown with an orange icon, with their interface printed on the icon itself. Similarly, CD’s and DVD’s are shown with a disc icon.
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After this steps, you will find that external drives typically are shown with an orange icon, with their interface printed on the icon itself. Similarly, CD’s and DVD’s are shown with a disc icon. In this screen shot example, the right-most orange boot drive is a USB flash disk.
This works for quite literally any boot volume, whether it’s an external USB drive of any sort, a Thunderbolt hard drive, boot DVD, CD, the Recovery partition, even in dual-boot environments with other versions of OS X, or a Linux or a Windows partition with Boot Camp, if it’s bootable and connected to the Mac it will be visible at this boot manager.
Though boot DVD’s and CD’s will be visible through the aforementioned boot manager, you can also start the Mac directly to DVD or a connected disc by holding down the “D” key during restart after you hear the chime. This is fairly uncommon these days, but it was the primary method of accessing recovery partitions before OS X became a download from the App Store, and before USB installer drives became more common.
Additionally, Macs with recovery partitions can be start directly into Recovery HD by holding down Command+R during system start.
Though recovery and discs can be booted with their own commands, it’s ultimately easier to just remember the Option key method since it is a single key and because it’s universal. The only exception is with target disk mode, which requires a different sequence to use.
Please test and let me know how it goes.
You would have to make each one. A jumpdrive is a faster installer than a cd. Web site #2