Does anyone have a plugin for a drive duplicator that will actually do a sector by sector copy of the drive? I need to image an Intel Mac that has Mac OS 10.4.10 and Windows XP partitions.
In the past we could load Mac OS X then use Windows XP to format and prepare the second partion for Windows XP SP2 and load it on the new partition. We have tried to use Ghost 11 to put the new image on another Mac but the system will not boot into Windows (returns disk read error or just boots to a black screen with flashing cursor). Ghost does a drive copy but only if it is Windows. Trying to put the new image on another prepared Mac does not work.
I suspect that the issue may be that Ghost is a Windows drive copier and putting a partion on an HPFS drive does something to the partiton header as Ghost knows the different partitions and finds nothing wrong with them but the system will not boot using the Windows partition.
If anyone has any other usefull suggestions (getting rid of the Macs or booting only to Windows on the Mac is not an option) or if anyone has a sector by sector drive copier program (or knows of such a program) I would be interested in that information.