New harddrive reformating with old info

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by harryhood, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. harryhood macrumors regular

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    I am trying to install a new 250gb PATA HD into my iBook g4. I am going to use carbon copy cloner to copy my entire drive. The problem is, when I plug my new drive in (via usb enclosure) it says its not readable (this is brand new out of the package 5 mins ago).

    So do I need to do any formating before i use carbon copy cloner? Or maybe set something phsyically onto the drive? (slave mode etc?)

    Thanks.
     
  2. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    DO YOU MEAN CARBON COPY CLONER?
    Sorry caps were on, I've used it before & it works well.
     
  3. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

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    I went into disc utility and erased the new drive, then it showed up and now i just cloned my entire drive.

    The only thing I want to make sure is that once you do a basic clone in carbon copy cloner from my Macintosh HD to the new harddrive, is it all ready to be bootable and installed? Thanks.
     

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