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2243 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 1, 2010 10:38 AM by Charles Dyer
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2010 9:38 AM (in response to Jane C)Open the Time Machine pane of System Preferences and specify it as the backup disk; it will erase a PC formatted drive as part of the process. If that doesn't work, use the Disk Utility to erase it as Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
(51989)iMac Late 2007 Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2010 9:52 AM (in response to Jane C)1 Open Disk Utility
2 locate the drive you want to use. It should be listed something like '500 GB Seagate' or whatever make it is.
3 listed directly below the drive should be the current volume(s) in use. If it is a Windows drive, it might be named 'Untitled' or similar.
4 Select the drive, and not the volume. You should get a window with several tabs, labeled 'First Aid', 'Erase', 'Partition', 'RAID', and 'Restore'. Select 'Partition'.
5 Select the volume scheme you want. I suggest using just one volume. Click the 'Options' button, and select GUID for the partition scheme.
6 partition and format the volume, using Mac OS Extended (Journaled).iMac 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo 4 GB., Mac OS X (10.6.3), eMac 1.25 GHz 2 GB, assorted Windows boxes
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2010 10:32 AM (in response to Jane C)Thank you Charles and Neil!
I did it, following those wonderful step by step instructions Charles sent. Good to know that TM would have done it too. I am just eager to have everything all ready when my new "toy" arrives.
I saved and printed out those terrific instructions in case I ever need them again.
Once more, thanks so much to you both. I really appreciate folks like you who are so willing to help the less knowledgeable among us!
JaneiMac 17In 1.25Ghz, 1 gig ram, Mac OS X (10.4.6), ipod nano, iPhone 3Gs, shuffle