Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to Bimmer 7 Series)
Is it possible to test the carbon copy on the new disk by booting from it prior to installing (replace the old one)? I tried booting from the new image and it did not work. Thanks for you reply.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 4:15 PM (in response to jh94303)
I GUESS there is a way to boot with the carbon copy (if you used an external drive hooked with usb to your mac) and carbon copy the hard drive of your mac to the external drive.
once you boot, there is a key you have to click while turning on the computer and it wil lask you which drive to boot from.
I did not had to do it. I carbon copied and then swap the hard drive and boot it up and it worked like a charm. I am using it as we speak.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to naniners)
Do not use Migration assistant if this is a new drive for your Mac, use Setup Assistant instead. Note: You can only use Setup Assistant on a Mac that is not setup, if you have put a user on it you will need to use Migration Assistant.
Do not use a wireless connection for this task (unless you have God like patience)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to Csound1)
I did not
But I am getting the new iMac 27 fusion drive next month. To set it up and transfer all my program and stud from my MacBook Pro, will I use set up assistant or migration assistant.? I need to install all my software ( aperture, all my iPhoto library, iTunes library, office for Mac 2011, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to naniners)
I tried holding the option key while booting and was able to select the carbon copied harddisk (connected via usb) but it would not boot from it. I thought I should first check the new copied image but will now just replace the harddisk and see if it works. Thanks for your suggestion!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 5:02 PM (in response to naniners)
Use setup assistant, connect the drive to the new Mac before you turn it on and follow the prompts.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 6:06 PM (in response to Bimmer 7 Series)
Thanks so much. You are a life saver. I am upgrading my old MacBook (mid 2010) 250gb HD to a WD Black Scorpio 500gb HD. Your tips got me up an going quickly. Thanks so much for posting
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