My HDD upgrade - Winclone + CCC = :)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jeremy.king, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    I just upgraded my mini's hard drive to 250GB and needed to backup and restore both partitions. I have a simple two partition setup, one OS X partition and one NTFS WinXP partition. Below is the steps I took to a painless upgrade:

    1. Installed new drive in an external case
    2. Formatted new drive as 1 partition, GUID partition map, Mac OS Journaled
    3. Used CCC to copy existing OS X partition to external
    4. Used Winclone to image WinXP partition and stored image file on external
    5. Pulled new drive from external and installed into the mini, and booted into OS X
    6. Used Boot Camp Assistant to create 50GB Windows partition - no need to click Install Windows - also, at this point the new partition is FAT32
    7. Used Winclone to restore image file to new partition - after restore, filesystem became NTFS - magic!
    8. Rebooted, holding option - selected Windows partition
    9. Windows check disk wants to run and reboot, so I let it do its thing
    10. Booted into Windows to verify restore - smiled as everything is back up and running.

    Total time was about 2.5 hours - hardest part is swapping the drive in the mini
    Stress level = pretty low
    Satisfaction level = very high.

    In my opinion, this couldn't have been much easier or painless, especially for the cost (or lack thereof). Of course, I plan to kick a little something to Mike Bombich and TwoCanoes...

    Many people have asked for a fail safe method, and this in my opinion was very easy. Of course its fail safe too, because I still have the old drive :)
     
  2. ilp macrumors member

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    I followed these instructions on my MacBook Pro and everything worked great! Thank you!
     
  3. slartibartfs macrumors newbie

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    I've followed your instructions when replacing the harddisk of a macbook and it worked great. Thank you very much, your instructions saved me a lot of time.
     
  4. worldfar macrumors newbie

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    It is really fit for me, and i wanna update my existing 5400rpm hdd to 320GB 7200rpm HDD for my BLACK MB
     
  5. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    I know this thread is over a year old, but the instructions are spot on and saved me time and stress. Thanks much.
     
  6. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

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    Glad to help :)
     
  7. rodders7 macrumors newbie

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    Nice and simple steps! Good work Jeremy King!

    However winclone doesn't work with Mac OS 10.6.4 and winclone has been discontinued. Does anyone else have and updated way of cloning the BootCamp drive without reactivating Windows XP? I installed it like 5 years ago and I can't find my installation disc.

    HELP PLEASE!!!
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    Did you follow the advice here: http://twocanoes.com/discontinued/winclone/slwin7.html

    Winclone still works for many folks, as long as you follow the recommendations. It just won't be updated.

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  9. rodders7 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link. Seems like its the first issue that the website indicated is what happened to me. My BootCamp partition is in FAT32. Looks like winClone can't work for me in this case.

    1. Winclone on Snow Leopard (10.6) has an issue cloning FAT32 XP partitions. The underlying tool hdiutil errors out.

    Anyone knows what software can I use to clone my Bootcamp partition (in FAT32 format) on Mac OS 10.6.4 (Snow leopard)?
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    A simple dd image should work, unfortunately I don't have time to explain, perhaps someone else can fill in the gaps.

    Outline.

    Make dd image of FAT32 partition.
    Resize OS X partition
    Remove XP FAT32 partiiton
    restore dd image.
    Resize using gparted live.

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  11. bauyeung macrumors newbie

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    How about if I have the Parallel Desktop 7 on Lion? Will PD7 find the new bootcamp, shall I re-activate Win 7 again?

    Thanks!
     

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