Installing SnowLeopard Mac-I need Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AppleMactablet, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. AppleMactablet macrumors regular

    AppleMactablet

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    #1
    I'm back...

    I just installed a new HDD into my Mac Mini
    I hit disk Utility
    Do I Partition the HDD? what Partitioning?

    I just want to install snow leopard onto the new HDD

    BTW I want to run boot camp off this HDD later.
     
  2. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Make sure it's set for Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Single partition.
     
  3. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Partitioning is a personal preference. We can't judge that for you. Don't make that preference based on installing Windows - BootCamp will do the partitioning for you when you get to that point. Do not forget to backup your harddrive before installing Windows.

    All you HAVE to do is format the drive, then install the OS.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Do not forget to choose GPT as the partition scheme to use (GUID Partition Table). Intel Macs REQUIRE it to boot.
     

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