Switching black macbook hard drive, can I boot from disc?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by will0407, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. will0407 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2006
    I've just bought a 500GB Western digital scorpio blue HD. I'm going to put it in my mac mini which I don't have yet. I have a macbook at the moment, so want to format the new drive so it's ready to put straight in the mini and use

    Is it OK if i put the 500GB HD in the macbook, then boot it from disc and install leopard onto it that way? Or do i need to format the disc in some way before I install leopard?

    any advice/help is appreciated.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    The Mac OS X installer disk will take care of the formatting stuff for you.

    Do you want a blank install on there?
  3. will0407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2006
    Yeah, I wanted OS X in there so when i stick it in my mac mini, it's at the welcome screen. managed to sort it- found a guide online.

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