HDD Upgrade Issue Using Time Machine

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by KrisEagling, May 5, 2011.

  1. KrisEagling macrumors member


    Nov 10, 2010
    London, UK
    Hi All

    This is my first post in the MacBook section as I'm more of an iPhone/iPad user, but I need your wisdom to help :)

    I've got the 2009 White MacBook 2.13ghz and have just upgraded the hard drive from the stock which I believe is 120gb to a 320gb WD Blue Scorpion, I have formatted the drive the OSX extended journaled and selected my external hard drive as the place I want to restore my computer from using my latest time machine backups.
    However last night when I attempted this I fell asleep during the process and woke up just before it finished. After it was done I had the message that I have seen described as the kournel panic message, the multi language message that says I need to reboot my computer using the power button, and even after doing this the message just keeps reappearing.

    Can anyone advise me on what to do here, I am currently in the process of trying the entire restore again, and am around 15 minutes Away from completion so I will keep you posted. I am using the restore disks that came with the computer and not the snow leopard disks as I cannot find it, would this be the cause of my issues?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  2. discounteggroll macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2006
    Greenwich, CT
    you're restoring to an earlier OS, thus the issue you are describing. Go spend $30 for 10.6 at an apple store, upgrade to the latest OS revision (currently 10.6.7) and then do the time machine restore. You will again get a kernel panic if you keep using the original macbook restore DVD (it will either have tiger or leopard on it, neither will work if you previously had SL)

    on the other hand, if you have an enclosure for your old hard drive (the smaller 120GB one) you could simply do a clone to the larger one using carbon copy cloner.

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