Lost my system discs! How do I set up new HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by slim tim slide, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. slim tim slide macrumors newbie

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    #1
    My beloved old G4 is getting very full and I want to install a 2nd hard drive. I am currently using a partitioned disc with OS9.2.2 on one half and OSX 3 (panther) on the other. When moving house three years ago I lost a whole box of CD's including all my system discs - not too much of a problem up to now as it's all on my HD BUT how can I now install system software onto a new HD? can I just move it over or what?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #2
    Carbon copy cloner or super duper will make an exact copy of the drive onto the new one.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    You can copy over Mac OS 9 from drive to drive - it won't complain if you do this, since a Mac OS 9 installation is pretty self-contained. Mac OS X, however is NOT self-contained at all. Trying to copy it over without using the official installer will only get you into trouble.
     

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