Snow Leopard on a new HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by musicdan, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. musicdan macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2008
    I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard. Now I want to upgrade my HD from 120 to 500 GB. How do I re-install Snow Leopard? Do I have to install Leopard first? I have the disks that came with my MacBook, and obviously the Snow Leopard family pack which I used on the MacBook and my iMac.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    No, you do not have to install Leopard first
    Just use your SL DVD

    But you could just clone your HDD and restore it to your new HDD

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. natallica macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2005
    Fairfax, VA
    One thing to keep in mind is that if you put in a new drive, you'll have to first run Disk Utility to initialize the drive. You can do this from the Utilities menu when you boot off the SL installer disk.

    Otherwise, the installer won't see a disk it can install itself on.

    -- N
  4. musicdan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2008
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Time Machine would be a good way to do this if you have an external HD.

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