Resolved SSD Noob

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  1. semiauto, Aug 18, 2012
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    semiauto macrumors member

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    Alright, so I just swapped my SSD with my HDD and put the HDD into the optical bay.

    This is all being done to by my brand new, blank 2012 15" MBP on which I have no important files or anything that I need to move or copy to the SSD.

    What do I do now? How do I get my OS (Mountain Lion) to boot on the SSD?
    Thanks
     
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Internet Recovery
     
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Install lion on a USB thumb drive and boot the Mac from it. Then install lion to the SSD.

    http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/17/make-bootable-os-x-10-8-mountain-lion-usb-install-drive/
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The easiest way would be to use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the HDD to the SSD. Clone and reboot to the SSD afterward then you can just erase the HDD.
     
  5. nitromac macrumors 6502

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    Just boot up your computer and hold down Option. soon a globe or folder thingy will come up and you'll be booting into recovery. Just make sure you have some kind of wi-fi or ethernet connected as you need it to download the recovery and Lion/Mountain Lion installer image. Once you're in recovery, go into Disk Utility and partition your SSD so you can install your system on it. Once you're done with that, click on the option to install/reinstall Lion (or Mountain Lion, depending on when you got your MBP) and it will download the image off the internet and install.

    PS. You'll be amazed how quickly the system installs on the SSD. Mine was finished in 5-10 minutes.
     
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  7. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Does CCC copy the OS?
     
  8. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Carbon Copy Cloner copies everything.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yep... it will copy the OS recovery partitions and everything.
     
  10. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    What about TimeMachine? Does it copy the OS?
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes.
     

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