Start from scratch cMP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Blackey Cole, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Blackey Cole macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2017
    well I screwed upped last year and reformatted the wrong partition on my cMp. I thought I was deleting the hdd boot partition and left the Sid raid boot partition along but somewhere along the way both got trashed I tried installing from dvd but it didn’t work.

    I’m fixing to swap hour the four HD’s with 4tb from the 2tb that’s in it now and keep the 2 Ssds that are on the pci cardbin a striped raid I going to sipe the ssds prior to setup along with verifying that the HD’s are wiped also. I have the disks for Mac OS X I’m adding a gtx1080 fe that’s been flashed for a mac. I’ll also being upgrading the bt WiFi card .the video card takes the 2 lower slots the data card with ssds on the top slot and a usb3 pci card below that. Memory has 8x8gb Simms, cpus not changing this time since I need to review what’s in there which I recall as 3.33 12 core 5,1 so their might only be one may two steps up for the cpus. So that’s what’s the frankintosh will be. I’ll hook it up to a 27” Apple Cinema Display Mini DisplayPort with a mini to display adapter.with wired Apple keyboard and mouse.

    What I need to know is how to load my OS X on the ssds and get it up running I might add a second optical drive. So list the procedures to load OS X on a ssd and boot from it please/
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Pop the MacOS installer disc in and follow the prompts to install on your existing, current hardware.

    After installation when you have a working system, I'd then do the hardware upgrades one at a time, checking between each upgrade that everything is working. I wouldn't do all the hardware upgrades at once. It might be tempting, but if something bad happens, you won't know which part is responsible and troubleshooting will be much more difficult.

    Before the 1080 upgrade, install the Nvidia web drivers.

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