MBP HD in Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mattwolfmatt, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. mattwolfmatt macrumors 65816

    mattwolfmatt

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    I just upgraded my HD in my early 2008 MBP from 200GB to 320GB. I would like to put the old 200GB HD in my late 2007 Mac Mini. This should fit, from what I understand.

    What I'd like to know is, how to I restore my mini data onto the already-used hard drive? I have a current time machine backup and the leopard disks. But once I stick in that 200GB drive I'm going to get what looks like my MBP popping up on the screen. Do I need to format that drive? Disk Utility doesn't seem to want to make that too easy (understandably so).

    I don't want to get an external enclosure. There has to be a way for this to work!

    Thanks.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You put the 200Gb drive in the mini, boot from the Leopard DVD (holding down C key on your keyboard) and use Disk Utility from within the Installer setup (Utilities Menu) to erase/reformat the drive and then do an OS restore install from the current Time Machine backup... er, which is where, by the way?
     
  3. mattwolfmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

    mattwolfmatt

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    Time machine backup is on an external hard drive. Ok good, so with the leopard DVD you can format installed HD. Thanks.
     

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