New Mac Pro - setup question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tiaw, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. tiaw macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2008
    Hi all,

    Hope all is well, am about to get a new Mac Pro (first mac ever) - am planning to get 2 Samsung f1 750 drives.

    1st disk - will hold the operating system and other apps
    2nd disk - will hold photo's etc
    3rd disk - ie 320 stock disk - may install windows

    Just wanted to know I how I would go about installing the operating system on the samsung? - sorry if this has been posted before but cant seem to find anything.

    Do I need to format the stock disk first then install Leopard on my new samsung drive? and if so is the install process straight forward

    Many thanks -
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    just format the disk as MS-DOS (FAT) in Disk Utility, startup the Windows installation disk by holding "C" on startup, format the disk to NTFS in the Windows installer and then install.

    unless you need to run Boot Camp Assistant and partition your main disk first to modify the EFI to enable booting BIOS and then remove the Boot Camp partition... im not sure
  3. johny5 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2007
    take all drives out and just put in your first F1, then insert Leopard disk and install leopard.
    install 2nd F1 drive and 3rd (old) stock drive

    go into DISK UTILITY and format the old 320gb stock drive

    that should get you going
  4. tiaw thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2008
    Thanks guys (",)

    Much appreciated, cant wait for it to arrive

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