Two Mac issues.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by StevenMacintosh, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. StevenMacintosh macrumors newbie

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    I bought a Mac in late 2009. (The newer MacBook) I had Snow Leopard, but I broke the hard drive. I took a hard drive from my brother's old Mac. I now have Leopard. I do have a Snow Leopard backup, but this is where I run into my first issue.

    1. When I try to do a backup, it does not find my external harddrive. The hard drive does work.
    2. There is no volume. It has a (/) under it. I plugged in head phones and I still have the issue. I have restarted the Mac and restored the OS.

    Thank you for your time.
     
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  3. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Book with the backup in System Preferences->Startup Disk and just using a cloning program like Carbon Copy Cloner and then clone back the new internal drive. Then boot back into the internal drive, easy.
     
  4. StevenMacintosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would need a 50GB disk, though. How could I combat that?
     

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