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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 05 2012 - 07:19 AM

My retina macbook pro is probably going to be exchanged tomorrow.   There is a graphics issue under Mountain Lion that causes it to boot up to a blank screen.  There are a few owners having the same problem. It sounds like a firmware issue, but I am not waiting for Apple to address it.   I backed up my current MBR so I can import it to my new MBR when I first boot up.   The problem is, the backup drive is USB and I am not certain if the  import function will allow me to use USB or not.  I seem to remember it required a Firewire connection.....but I am not completely certain.   Anyone have an answer on how this will work?   Thanks

 

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Thomas Newton

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Posted August 05 2012 - 02:14 PM

If you're referring to using a backup disk as the input to Migration Assistant, there's no indication that Migration Assistant cares whether the disk is connected via Thunderbolt, Firewire, or USB. For a direct Mac-to-Mac networking or Target Disk Mode connection, the options are Firewire, Thunderbolt, WiFi, and Ethernet (no USB). http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4889

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted August 05 2012 - 03:34 PM

Migration Assistant works fine off a USB drive. I've used it this year with Lion pulling from a SuperDuper backup on a USB2 drive.   And if you have any concerns, you can do a trial run of MA. Run it and confirm that it sees your backup drive. :)

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 05 2012 - 03:35 PM

Excellent.  Thanks, Dave

 

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