Really Urgent Question!! Please Answer!!!! Regarding HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theturtle, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. theturtle macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, just got a new momentus XT and finished installing it. Im at the disk utility page.

    im somewhat confused though. all the youtube videos i see say to set up the HD, you go to erase, mac os x extended (journaled) and than you click erase and than install snow leopard like how u usually go about.

    BUT from the manuals from apple

    it says to
    Click the Partition tab.
    Click on Options, and verify GUID is selected if this is the startup drive.
    Name the volume “Macintosh HD.”
    Apply the change by clicking the Partition button.

    PLEASE TELL WHICH WAY I DO THIS.

    i would hate to mess up a new hard drive. i just like to be thorough on the things i do, so i was just curious on what the difference between those two methods are. and whether one is better than the other.!!!
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    They're the same.

    Make it;

    OS X EXTENDED (Journaled) with a GUID Parition and name it MACINTOSH HD or whatever you want.
     
  3. MinistryofHens macrumors newbie

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    What you're seeing in the youtube videos is to clear the hard drive and to reinstall snow leopard. What the manual is telling you to do is to make a partition for you to install snow leopard on. You'll need to do both of those things i assume since this is a new hard drive. So, do what you saw on the videos first then make a partition using the steps in the manual to install snow leopard on.
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    Check out this screen shot

    Volume Scheme: 1 Partition
    Name: Whatever you wish
    Format: MAC OS X Extended (Journeled)

    OPTIONS: GUID
     

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  5. theturtle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so the disk utility/partition/guid/etc

    is the same exact way of

    erase/extended journaled/?

    is there ANY difference to the methods?

    btw thx for the fast replies :)
     
  6. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    You have to do this within Disk Utility and they are all options within Disk Util. Check my screenshot out.
     

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