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Migartion and partitioned disk

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Asen Calculating status...
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Aug 3, 2009 11:34 PM
Hi all!

I am just about to migrate from my old MacBook to a new one. The old one has its disk partitioned on two parts - one for the operating system and one as a storage.

I am wondering if I just run the migration assistant it will do the same with the new HDD or it will only migrate the OS and later I will have to manually partition the HDD again and move the files?

Please, give any suggestions on how to do it with less troubles.

Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Aug 3, 2009 11:57 PM (in response to Asen)
    Hi Asen,

    As I recall, you'll be able to migrate everything, but it may take twice.

    I assume your new MB is running Leo?

    First d the boot partition, and don't worry abbout partitioning the new one, it's mostly pointless & unproductive in OSX.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Aug 4, 2009 1:19 AM (in response to Asen)
    Here's like what you'll seeassuming you put your old MB in Target Mode...



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  • jsd2 Level 5 Level 5 (6,200 points)
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    Aug 4, 2009 12:10 PM (in response to Asen)
    I think Migration Assistant will work for the boot partition but not for the data partition.
    I know that Tiger's Migration Assistant will not recognize a volume that does not have OS X installed. I don't usually run Leopard, but I think it's Migration Assistant will only recognize a volume that either has OS X installed or else is a Time Machine volume.
    iMac G5 1.8 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Aug 4, 2009 2:39 PM (in response to Asen)
    1. How to make the computer ask me if I want to migrate for the second time?

    It can be run again, it's in Applications>Utilities.

    USB (?) or Fifewire


    Or I may chose (as I believe I see on the images you so kindly provided) other partitions as well?

    Not certain because all my Partitions have versions of OSX on them, but try it.

    my question is if the migration assistant WILL or WILL NOT create the second partition for me?

    No, it will NOT, it'll if anything copy it to your one existing partition.


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