New Install on MacPro with New Harddrive

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by RogersDA, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. RogersDA macrumors 6502

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    Using a MacPro 3,1 (Early 2008) model.

    I want to add a new 2 TB harddrive and, when it comes out, install ML on it.

    How can this be done if ML will only be distributed though the app store (from what I understand), and the new drive will not have a recovery partition on it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    make a bootable version on ML

    http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/17/make-bootable-os-x-10-8-mountain-lion-usb-install-drive/

    obviously you do this before putting in the blank hard drive
     
  3. idiiamots macrumors member

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    Presumably you have Lion now and still using the old hard drive?

    If so, when ML comes out on the store, download it with App store. Then create a USB key with ML installer on it. Put in the the 2TB drive, boot from USB, install ML. Once ML is installed, I assume Apple will have steps to create ML recovery partition similar to those for Lion.
     
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