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    Can I move my system to a different disk?

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    Can I move my system to a different disk?
    I have 2 x 160gb disks, and 2 x 250gb disks.

    The system is on a 250gb disk. I prefer to leave the system disk for apps etc, and use the others for data.

    It's a waste of space to have the system on a 250gb drive, as even with a bootcamp partition I'm only using 100gb of it.

    I want to maove the system to one of the 160gb drives, and use the 250 for data.

    Is there an easier way than reinstalling everything? If I can empty one of the 160s, can I clone the contents of the current system drive and put it on the new one, then get the system to use that (preferable without trashing bootcamp).

    [edit] Trying carbon copy cloner. Will report back with results . . .

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    Can I move my system to a different disk?
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    I was going to sat CarbonCopyCloner, but your already there. Make sure you check the option to make the copied system bootable.


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    Can I move my system to a different disk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    I was going to sat CarbonCopyCloner, but your already there. Make sure you check the option to make the copied system bootable.
    Yup - seems to have done it perfectly. Booted fine. I haven't tried moving the bootcamp partition yet, but I'm happy to trash that, I haven't really got round to doing much with it anyway.

    That wasn't too hard . . .

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