Such thing as bootloader? Cloning Drives

Discussion in 'macOS' started by penguinpaul, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. penguinpaul macrumors member

    penguinpaul

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    Hi,

    I have just bought a 1.5tb hard drive for my G5 powermac (Dual Core 2.0, pc4200 ddr2 model) and I was wondering how the best way to transfer over would be.

    I would be putting both drives in, but then what. Can I use the Disk utility to "restore" onto the new drive from the old?

    Trouble is, I can't find my Leopard discs, all I have is a Snow Leopard and a Panther retail set, so it really has to be done from inside OS X.
    If I were to clone using the "restore" function, what would happen in terms of a bootloader? I would put the 1.5tb in slot one then, but if I left the 250gb in there for now, would that give problems? How would it know which to boot from?

    Apologies for my ignorance here but I've never messed around with hard drives in my macs before - I know a Windows machine would blow it's nut if I cloned everything :rolleyes:

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give,
    Paul :)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    You can use Carbon Copy Cloner (free) to clone the drive

    If you have 2 bootable drives connected, you just go into the System Preferences and select your Start Up Disk

    You can also hold down the Option key when you boot to choose
     
  3. penguinpaul thread starter macrumors member

    penguinpaul

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    Ah thanks man, that's great news indeed :D

    And thanks for the quick response :)
     

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