Recently, I purchased an SSD and using dd copied my OSX HDD onto that SSD. I'm able to boot from both drives when they are installed in my Macbook Pro, separately. However, if both drives are in the machine (I swapped out the CD and replaced it with the old HDD), the machine appears to get stuck trying to mount the drives. No boot from either drive is possible with both present.
I'm assuming that dd (which makes an exact copy) has made both drives look exactly the same to the h/w and something is not allowing the bus to distinguish between the two. What (and how) do I change to make it possible to have both drives co-exist simultaneously? I'm thinking it's got to be some identifier in the drive somewhere.
Background: why would I do this and not simply wipe the old HDD? Two reasons: (1) I'd like to have the old drive around as backup for a couple of weeks to be sure the new drive is stable and (2) I've since upgraded the OS (Snow Leopard -> Mtn Lion) on the SSD and would like to have the old OS around so I can boot into it for s/w development and testing.
PS: Sorry, I don't have the error the machine reports when both drives are loaded and I try to boot in single user mode (or any mode). It's a pain to mount the HDD in the CD drive bay. When I get a chance to tear down my system and go through that h/w configuration, I will note the error and edit this post with the exact details. Perhaps someone knows what might be wrong with just this info, however. Thank you.