question about formating hd

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Zo0LanDeR88, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Zo0LanDeR88 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2005
    hey, well currently i have a g5 with 250 gb hd in one bay. i'm running panther right now and have a 74 gb raptor hd on the way. i want to be able to wipe my current hd (format) and install the raptor and make that my boot drive(and install tiger on that), so how do i go about formating the hd? i know tiger asks you if you want to clean install, but i want to have the new install on the raptor and im confused as how i go about wiping my other hd...any help is appreciated
  2. faintember macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2005
    the ruins of the Cherokee nation
    If you want to wipe your old HD use disk utility.
    Select the drive, and select the Erase tab. Click security options, and write with zeros (or whatever is your preference. Also make sure that you check "mac os extended (journaled)", which is the best option for the majority of users. It would probably be best to do this after your raptor gets to you and you get it installed and up and running. Then you can just erase the old HD after you have moved any important files over.

    Hope that made sense!

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