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my main hardisk is dying. i have OS X panther on it and all the software
will it be possible to copy everthing onto a new hardrive and then boot with the new one?
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Get your self an external firewire disk and then get an application like Carbon Copy Cloner. I think you can boot from the new mage, but I am not sure. Someone else may come along and verify this.

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so if i just copy-paste it wont work? becasue i was told it works :S but im a bit sceptic
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If you copy-paste you will not get many files that are invisible. Rman has it right; use Carbon Copy Cloner or CloneX to copy the dying drive to another disk. Then either transfer the new disk into the computer or put a new disk in the computer and restore your software from the clone.
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yes, CCC and many others have the 'make bootable backup' option, superduper, tri backup, deja vu, and others.
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thanks guys i cloned it with ccc. i just booted with the new drive! it was so easy. thanks again
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