kernel panics daily - fresh install +new hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nomadix, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. nomadix macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2006
    Howdy Folks:

    G5 iMac 17" 1.8 Tiger 1.5g RAM 80gb HD - since warranty expired end of December - I have had issues galore - Transmission 1.01 really messed with my operating system - blah .. blah.

    I will like to install a new Hard Drive - 500 G Hitachi Deskstar HDS7250KLA80
    and do a fresh install OS X with Ubuntu dual booted next to it

    The question: Can I take the existing HD ( 80 gb original) out of the G5 - put it in external case , install the 500gb new HD into G5 machine - and start complete new install of softwares mentioned - OS X Tiger ( machine originally came with Panther - Tiger was an upgrade install - have disc , --- then pull my files off cased 80gb original onto the new fresh installed /upgraded G5 500gb HD

    To me seems easier than to back up existing onto a 3rd drive

    Your thoughts - experiences?- please to share:

    Cheers in advance
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
    I've done it several times with various G4 and G3 towers. It works fine.

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