Cloning Boot Disk

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  1. vwpilot

    vwpilot New Member

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    I want to use a larger HD that I have for my main disk in my Mac Pro. I'm using Carbon Copy Cloner to make a clone of the boot disk. When its done, will I be able to just remove the original boot disk and upon bootup, will the computer find the boot disk and just go about its business as normal, or do I need to tell it something to know the new drive will be the main Macintosh HD from now on?

    Is there a better way to do it without just starting from scratch?
     
  2. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    i think that's the way it works. make sure with CCC that it says that the new disk you create will be bootable.

    clone the disk
    swap the drives, but don't clear off the original.
    if it boots, you're good
    if it doesn't boot, put the original back.
     
  3. percent

    percent deluded

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    I actually did this tonight. CCC worked fucking perfect.

    Cloned my little 60 gb hard drive onto a new external 2.5" 320 gb. That took about 1.75 hrs.

    Then I just popped open the case...removed 320 gb hd and swapped it for the 60 gb in my macbook. I booted macbook and everything was exactly where i left it...except with 250 gb more free space! :)

    Then i popped my 60 gb into the external case and now can use that as a normal external.

    Total cost of upgrade...$89 and about 2-3 hours (incldng trip to best buy)
     
  4. DouggieJ

    DouggieJ OT Supporter

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    I recently used CCC and it did work perfectly. A+!
     

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