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  1. #1
    mogwai
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    Need help - pending disk failure
    Hi

    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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    Need help - pending disk failure
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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.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

  3. #3
    mogwai
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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

  4. #4
    Badger
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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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    Need help - pending disk failure
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    Cool
    Mod notice: change title
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Need help - pending disk failure
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    yes, CCC and many others have the 'make bootable backup' option, superduper, tri backup, deja vu, and others.

  7. #7
    mogwai
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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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