How do I know what disk I booted from?

Discussion in 'Apple' started by amiga500, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. amiga500

    amiga500 Guest

    In OS 9, the boot disk was the top one on the desktop.
    I just used Carbon Copy Cloner, and I'm trying to test out my backup
    disk. How do I know for sure if I booted from the backup or the
    original, without completely removing the original?
    amiga500, Jul 21, 2003
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    matt neuburg Guest

    In the Finder, hit Command-Shift-G and type /System and hit return.
    Whatever disk you find yourself on, that is the boot disk. m.
    matt neuburg, Jul 21, 2003
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  3. Run Apple System Profiler. In the "System Profile" section, one of the
    entries is "Boot volume".
    Tom Harrington, Jul 21, 2003
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    Pique Guest

    How about going to your home folder (shift-command-H in the finder) and
    checking the path from there. (command up-arrow takes you up a folder,
    or if you have path in your finder windows you could look at that.
    Pique, Jul 21, 2003
  5. Or if Terminal doesn't scare you:

    -> df
    Filesystem 512-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
    /dev/disk0s10 7167328 5678608 1488720 79% /
    devfs 65 65 0 100% /dev
    fdesc 2 2 0 100% /dev
    <volfs> 1024 1024 0 100% /.vol
    /dev/disk0s9 4095616 3449144 646472 84% /Volumes/HFS-9
    /dev/disk0s11 1965886 1511592 356000 80% /Volumes/UFS-X
    automount -fstab [308] 0 0 0 100% /Network/Servers
    automount -static [308] 0 0 0 100% /automount

    The disk you booted from is mounted on /
    (usually the first line) The left-hand
    column is the physical partition.
    Wesley Groleau, Jul 22, 2003
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    nick hull Guest

    I always use a different desktop pattern so I al;ways know instantly
    which booted.
    nick hull, Jul 22, 2003
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    Philo D Guest

    Wow. Back in the days when we booted from floppies I used to do that.
    When the desktop pattern changed, I knew my boot volume had changed...
    Philo D, Jul 22, 2003
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