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    Erasing ibook harddrive in an external enclosure?

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    Erasing ibook harddrive in an external enclosure?
    My logicboard on my ibook failed, so I put the hard drive into an external enclosure and bought a macbook pro. How do I go about erasing the harddrive in the external enclosure to use as just a normal file storage drive that both PC and mac can read? What is the easiest way to do this?

    Thanks!

    Smesh
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    Erasing ibook harddrive in an external enclosure?
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    you should be able to do that through disk utility.
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    Erasing ibook harddrive in an external enclosure?
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    Yeah just hook it up, open disk utility and erase it using the 'MS-DOS' partition scheme.

    Your drive will be able to be read by both windows & os x then.

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    Erasing ibook harddrive in an external enclosure?

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    Got it! THanks!

    SMesh
    15.4" Macbook Pro 1.83Ghz 2GB RAM 80GB HD Mac OS x 10.4.4
    1.8Ghz P4 1024mb RAM 2x80GB, 1x160GB, 1x250GB HD's Windows XP and SuSe Linux 9
    IPOD 6gb Lime Green Mini

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