New MacBook Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacBooksRock, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. MacBooksRock macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I found a 200GB Hitachi 7200RPM Hard Drive on Macsales.com and I was wondering, after I put it in, will I be able to install OS X right away? Or will I have to format it somehow, first? Thank you!
     
  2. viqas macrumors member

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    the installer does have disk utility in it
     
  3. MacBooksRock thread starter macrumors regular

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    So all I have to do is pop in the new hard drive, put Leopard in the disk drive, hold down "C" while the computer starts and it'll start installing?
     
  4. Vader macrumors 65816

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    Not exactly.
    You will have to load the disk utility app on the Leopard install disc, reformat the drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and then you can install.
     
  5. Chanel macrumors newbie

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    Oh good, I've go the same question about installing Leopard on a
    new HD. So do you just pick Disk Utility on the first screen of the
    installation disk, and then is there a button that says "reformat drive"?
    Sorry, I just never had to install it before? I kind of need it 'straight-forward'
    so that I don't get worried about screwing it up.

    Cheers
     
  6. MacBooksRock thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same question here. And, if I decide to put Tiger on it instead, will it be the same way starting out? Thanks!
     
  7. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    yes

    tiger and leopard have very similar installers...i think, ive only installed leopard once i dont think there was really anything different about it..

    just go to disk utility, its in the menu bar of the installer somewhere, and select the drive and tell it you want it to be mac extended journaled
     
  8. MacBooksRock thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you!
     
  9. Chanel macrumors newbie

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    Cheers!
     

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