reinstalling everything after i-book G4 HD replacement

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by svenjackson, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. svenjackson macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2008
    hi there,
    does anyone know exactly what i need to do after i put a new hard drive into my white i-book G4.
    start up with a disc inside?
    (im going to attempt the operation, save all important things and try to reinstall all mac discs etc. again with fingers crossed)
    please advise
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    My advice is to get a Firewire enclosure that you can put your new drive in (PATA/IDE), then format it with Disc Utility (make sure to set the Partition tab Option to Apple Partition Map), then use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your current drive onto the new one. The advantages of this are (1) you can test-boot after the cloning to make sure it worked before going through the trouble of the transplant, and (2) you'll be able to put your old drive into the enclosure as secondary storage.

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