Hi there! I have an old Lombard whose hard drive I wish to upgrade. I have a new unformatted hard drive for it, but the Lombard's CD drive no longer works so I can't just install the hard drive and then install Mac OS X. I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this, but it seems either sketchy or expensive so far. I could buy an external FireWire enclosure for the new hard drive and use my PowerBook to install a bootable copy of Mac OS X onto the drive through the FireWire interface. But FireWire enclosures are expensive and I wouldn't have much need for it after I complete the installation. USB enclosures are dirt cheap, but I know that you can't boot Mac OS X from an external USB drive. What I'm wondering is if Mac OS X would just install on the USB drive, at which point I could remove the hard drive from the enclosure and install in the Lombard. If Mac OS X would refuse to install on a USB drive, is there any way I can use something like Carbon Copy Cloner to copy a bootable Mac OS X system onto the drive, and then just install it in the Lombard? There are so many grey areas that I'm not sure what my best course of action would be. Please help!