OS X :: Way To Make Fresh Installation Using External Hard Drive

Aug 28, 2009

fresh install after two years. So I need explicit instructions, please:-) I know I have to go to Disk Utility to initiate the install, and I have my HD cloned on an external.

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IMac PPC :: Make Hard Drive Into An External Hard Drive

Mar 1, 2012

I've had a lot of problems with my iMac G5 power supply and since I have newer computers I've decided to get rid of this computer. 

I want to save the hard drive and put it in a case, then use it as an external drive on my other Macs. 

What sort of case do I need to shop for? Should I look for SATA or what exactly is the proper nomenclature. 

Is USB 2 the preferred choice, or Firewire, or what? Is there a USB 3? I use a mid-2010 27 inch iMac with the intel processor, and I needed to buy an adapter to use my older Firewire external drive. Is Firewire a dodo? 

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OS X :: Can Make A Bootable External Hard Drive

Aug 16, 2009

I was installing a software update on my mother's Intel iMac. While installing, the iMac told me that there was a problem and to contact the software manufacturer. When I went to reboot, it would not. All I get is the universal sign for stop (circle with a 45 degree angle line through it). My mother has no backups whatsoever. She needs her information. I am in need of a safe way to retrieve her information.I have tried the basic help from Apple's site--nothing worked. A friend told me that I might be able to boot the computer from a bootable external hard drive and pull the information off that way.

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OS X :: Won't Make 1 Partision HD And An External Hard Drive

Jan 4, 2010

it is possible to make 1 partision of my iMac 1TB hd and a external Hard drive. The reason i'm asking is because i'm streaming TVshows from my mac and i would like to all my Shows in 1 folder , so i don't have to look for a show on my mac and my external hard drive, i want everything on my mac HD. I know i'm explaining it kinda weird.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Make External Hard Drive Bootable

Jun 25, 2012

I want to make my external hard drive a bootable drive, how do I do it?

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), I want to upgrade my lion.

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OS X :: How To Make Clon A Partitioned Disc To An External Hard Drive

Aug 24, 2009

I am trying to create a bootable copy of my mac and would like to include the windows XP partition as well. I am planning to install this copy onto multiple CPU's after I have created it on the external HD. Is there a way to copy both partitions onto the external and what should the formatting look like.

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OS X :: How To Format External Hard Drive To NTFS To Make It Mac Readable

Jan 23, 2010

I can't manage to format my Seagate 500GB external HD correctly so it can be readable with my Macbook. I formatted like six times already in Windows 7 and XP to NTFS and still my macbook won't read it...only my Windows computers can read/write it. What am I doing wrong?

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MacBook Air :: Make User Profile On External Hard Drive?

Jun 25, 2014

i want to know if i can make a new profile but on an external hard drive. So every time i put in a hard drive I can boot up a different profile but still running mac os. I will like to use this with my macbook air (only 128gb) so i can get on a school profile.

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MacBook Pro :: Make External Hard Drive Hook Up To Thunderbolt Port

Sep 2, 2014

So I have 2 USB Ports on my Mac. I use both of them and I am looking to get a Mic for recording youtube stuff. I use one for my wireless mouse, and I use the other for an external hard drive because the amout of space on my Mac is no-where near enough for what I am going to use up. 

I am just wondering if there is a way I can either:

1. Get more USB ports (if its possible)

2. Hook up my mouse to a Thunderbolt port (again if that is possible)

or 3. Hook up my External Hard-Drive to the thunderbolt port. 

Info:
MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2), I have 2 USB (3.0), 2 Thunderbolt

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Mar 24, 2012

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OS X :: Wipe Hard Drive And Reinstal A Fresh Copy?

Oct 19, 2005

I have a removeable hard drive(with more than enough space) and a mac mini. What do you all figure is the best way to wipe my hard drive and reinstal a fresh copy of OSX while maintiang all my programs, files and settings?

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OS X :: Whencopying IPhoto To Fresh Hard Drive And Trying To Open It, Get Error?

Aug 30, 2009

After doing a clean install of Snow Leopard and copying iPhoto to the fresh hard drive and trying to open it, I get this error.iPhoto quit unexpectedlyClick Reopen to open the application again. Click Report to see more detailed information and send a report to Apple.Inside the error report:Dyld Error Message

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Simply Clean Install On A Fresh Hard Drive?

Apr 21, 2012

This nonsense: To upgrade your Mac to OS X Lion, you must be running OS X Snow Leopard. If you have OS X v10.5 Leopard, purchase OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard now and install it on your Mac. Then buy OS X Lion as a digital download from the Mac App Store- seems very very un-apple.

So let me get this straight: I have to install an outdated OS (snow Leopard) in order to install Lion. ???

Remember when an OS was self contained, not an add-on upgrade feature?

I am puzzled- I would simply like to boot my mac pro from leopard (current os), and install LION on a newly placed, freshly formatted internal hard drive on same computer. Why would i need to have the intermediary step?

The folks at apple store couldn't answer- even the genius folk weren't sure- dissappointing at best-

Info:
Mac Pro 3Ghz Quad Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.8), G4 MDD Dual 1Ghz Power PC

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Aug 27, 2009

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May 6, 2012

I bought a second hand iMac, formatted the HD and installed Snow Leopard 10.6.8 Fixed disk permission, did all the software upgrades, fixed once more permission and verified startup disk... and everything seemed to work fine.

After using it for an hour I've started noticing strange crashes: 

-When I use Software Update and I click Show Details, the app crashes every time... but if i click the Install button it works fine.

-The computer is connected to the internet but Safari is not showing anything. It stays white. I've installed Firefox and it works fine. Safari not loading anything.

-App Store is crashing upon launch, every time 

Checked the hardware using the Apple disk and it's all in order. Re-fixed Disk Permissions. Re-verified startup disk. 

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OS X :: Restore Applications On Fresh Snow Leopard Installation?

Dec 22, 2009

I am on my Macbook Pro 17 with an HDD of about 350 GB. My HDD is Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled) formated with Snow Leopard installed. I want to make a fresh Snow Leopard installation on the HDD formated as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) but I don't want to lose my applications (it takes too much time to download/install all those) I need a way to get my apps back after/while installing Snow Leopard. What I am thinking is clone my HDD to another blank HDD that I have (about 600 GB) and while installing Snow Leopard chose to transfer my applications. I could also use the Migration Assistant after Snow Leopard is installed (I am not really sure that those options will be possible) I need to know if making a clone of my HDD and then transfer the applications is possible and how can I get it done (what software is needed?) If that's not possible, how do you suggest me to transfer my applications to the fresh Snow Leopard installation?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Don't See The Emergency Backup Partition After Fresh Installation?

Jun 7, 2012

I recently installed Lion on my Core 2 Duo Macbook (late 2010 model). Everything seems to have gone smoothly. I also installed a Windows partition with Boot Camp. Windows 7 seems to be working okay, too.I had the impression that Lion installs an emergency backup partition on my hard drive. I had the impression I would see this partition if I started the machine with the option key down (along with the Boot Camp partition). Actually, I could swear I did see the Lion backup partition several times when I started the machine with the option key down. That was several days ago.  Recently, when I start with the option key down, I don't see the Lion emergency backup partition. I just see my Macintosh Hard Disk and Windows.Was it my imagination, or has the Lion backup partition disappeared from the optionkey-down startup screen? If so, why? Has something gone wrong? 

Info:
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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PowerPC :: Make Second Hard Drive As New Primary Hard Drive?

Apr 19, 2010

i just installed a new 2nd, (750 gb) hard drive into my g5 because my first 250gb is nearly full. I'm trying to launch logic but the file is way to big. It wont let me install this program from my new, second hard drive because the message i get is that it supposed to launch from the primary or running hard drive. Can anyone tell me how i can make my second hard drive my new primary hard drive? I got the .dmg for my leapord osx. but not the originals anymore. can anybody help me with this. i'm pretty sure it's simple, i just don't know how to do this.

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OS X :: Hard Drive Not Detected For Installation

Oct 27, 2010

Four days ago my Macbook pro stopped working while I was doing internet. I had to shut it down but it never booted up again. I tried multiple times to format it with disk utility but it never worked utile at my 25th attempt, disk utility finally detected it so I formatted it but when I tried to install OS X, the disk couldn't be detected just as before. I thought that my HD was dead so i bought a new western digital scorpio blue 320 GB 5400 rpm. Now, it's the same story as before, my new hard drive is never recognize by the installation cd.

More infos:
- The drive is turning (it has power)
- With my first HD, i couldn't open the OSX partition but I could open the Windows partition.
- With my new HD in, the installation cd of OS X and windows cant detect the hard drive.

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Mac Pro :: Internal Hard Drive Installation?

Mar 15, 2009

Hey guys, sorry this may seem like a basic question but here goes. There are many, many pages, websites and videos on how to install a hard drive into the MP, no problems there what my question is, is what's next?

The HDD is arriving Tuesday, once I have installed what will I have to do to it to make it a part of my current HDD. I assume Im looking at a RAID 0 using disk utility?

Before I do that will I have to install 10.5 on the HDD or just use disk utility to format it?

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Sep 5, 2010

I have to hard drives in my powermac. And I am running out of space with the one that has the OS on it.

I want to make the 2 internal hard drives i have appear as one so i can still install and use things that say "must have mac OS installed on this drive to use" or whatever.

i've heard of people using RAID to join them, but i want details on how i could do this.

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Power Mac G5 :: 2nd Hard Drive Installation - Instructions?

Nov 21, 2007

i tried the online support procedure and all i get is a message to fill in my serial number followed by "your model is no longer under waranty. contact a dealer..." although the link that brought me to that page is supposed to be for do-it-yourself-instructions. thx for a lead. my G5 is sitting in pieces til then.

Information:
Dual Core G5, 4GB, 20" Cinema Display, NV7800GT, 4GBRAM
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Oct 13, 2010

Harddrive blew on my macbook and its out of warranty. Can I just buy a harddrive and install it and put in the Mac OSX installation CD and it will be ok. Or is there something fancy formatting i would have to do before installing.

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OS X :: Wipe Hard Drive Completely In SL Installation?

Aug 28, 2009

I just bought this and i have 24 MB left on my macbook, is there an option in the installer to format the hard drive?

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Nov 15, 2009

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OS X :: Backing Up Data For A New Hard Drive Installation?

Feb 11, 2010

I've been looking into this a lot the passed few days, but there are a few answers I just can't find.

First of all, I know how to physically take apart my mac and put the new hard drive in. I have the new hard drive, and the tools I need.

The method I chose (before I looked into how to xfer data using macs) was to use time machine to make a backup of my entire hard drive on an external, which I did successfully.

However, before I take apart my mac and instal the new hard drive, there are a few things I want to be clear on, and I can't find the answers to.

Will I need the leopard OS disc for the new hard drive? Or does time capsule back up the OS as well, and give me some sort of prompt (doubtful)?

I have the pre late 2008 macbook pro, and it came with leopard. I haven't upgraded for several reasons I won't get into. My question now is, should I have the leopard OS disc? SHouldn't something like that have come with my mac? I ask because I feel like I should have one, but I don't remember getting one and can't find it anywhere. I always keep things like that.

And lastly, if I don't have the leopard OS disc, what do you think is the cheapest way for me to back up and xfer my data?

I have external hard drives, my new hard drive, and my old hard drive. Would it be cheaper for me to buy one of those things that directly xfers the data from one internal drive to another, or to buy another leopard disc? Is there a way I can just order the leopard disc I should have already for cheaper?

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MacBook :: Formatting New Hard Drive For OS X Installation?

May 7, 2012

I asked about running Snow Leopard on my mac after a hard drive fail. I'm having issues with formatting a new hard drive in my mac. I have a 2007 black macbook and I'm trying to run a 160gb SATA seagate hard drive. After replacing this hard drive, I booted my mac up from cd, ran through setup fine until I got to the 'select a drive to install to' - the point where my hard drive should be visible. Nothing there at all. Nothing to click on in the box. My question is, is there a process I need to undertake to format the hard drive or is this an indicator of a much bigger problem?

Info:
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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PowerPC :: EMac Freezes After Hard Drive Installation?

Feb 11, 2006

I recently installed a new 250 GB hard drive in my 800MHZ emac. I did a nice clean install of 10.4 on it and all was going well. The problem is that it randomly freezes after about 10 or 20 minutes. Mouse locks up, keyboard doesn't work.I tried pinging it from another computer and there was no response. I hold the power button in to shut it down and when it reboots it works fine for a while and then freezes again. I checked the console and it had this:

Mac OS X Version 10.4 (Build 8A428) 2006-02-10 20:36:25 -0500 2006-02-10 20:36:26.072 loginwindow[84] FSResolveAliasWithMountFlags returned err = -1407

I ran the disk utilty checks and they come up clean. I have tried reinstalling os x with no luck.

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MacBook Pro :: Upgrading Hard Drive - Software Installation?

Mar 15, 2012

I have a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro with (upgraded) 8Gb ram and the original Toshiba 320GB, 5400rpm, 8mb, 2.5" SATA Hard drive, running Lion (upgraded through App store from Snow Leopard). I'm looking at getting a new Seagate Momentus XT 750GB, 7200rpm, 32mb, 2.5" with 8GB SSD built-in. I am fine with the hardware installation, though when I turn it on, as my original OS X was Snow Leopard, would I have to install that, then install Lion over it? Or is there an easier way of just installing Lion onto my new hard drive?

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 8GB RAM, Lion OSX.

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MacBook Pro :: Securely Format My Hard Drive Without An Installation Cd?

Jun 15, 2012

I have OS X Lion. I recently purchased this Macbook Pro 15" laptop, and I am planning on returning it, to get the newer upgraded laptop, as the store manager said I can do this, since I purchased my laptop within 30 days of the announcement of a new MacBook Pro. I would like to format everything, before I return it back to the store, however, it never came with an installation cd. How can I do this? I have tried ways that I have heard, such as creating a new admin user account and deleting all the other accounts. Also I have erased all the free space using the disk utility section. However, it will not allow me to erase the hard drive. Is there a way to do this without an installation cd?

Info:MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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