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Date:      Sat, 1 Dec 2018 05:38:54 -0500
From:      <starikarp@yandex.com>
To:        Erich Dollansky <freebsd.ed.lists@sumeritec.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: new hard drive
Message-ID:  <20181201053854.1ef28af1@yandex.com>
In-Reply-To: <20181201113846.2f21e068.freebsd.ed.lists@sumeritec.com>
References:  <20181130054835.4caa4d32@yandex.com> <20181201113846.2f21e068.freebsd.ed.lists@sumeritec.com>

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On Sat, 1 Dec 2018 11:38:46 +0800
Erich Dollansky <freebsd.ed.lists@sumeritec.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I asked long ago about hard drives and I decided and order the new
> > WD black 1TB for my iMac 11,1 where I have installed FreeBSD from
> > version 6?.
> > I decided to change HD by myself but the problem is (which I didn't
> > solved yet) how to put operating system on. First I hope that I can
> > just put FreeBSD CD in and install like on PC but I heard that
> > doesn't work. 
> > Does anyone know a trick how should I solved the problem, please.
> > Now I have OS X (Mountain Lion) on and I use rEFIt as boot
> > manager.  
> 
> I place new disk either in a normal PC or an case with USB connection,
> format it there, give it labels, mount the partitions via the labels
> and copy every thing onto the new disk I require there.
> 
> Of course, I adjust the /etc/fstab so that it mounts the disk later
> via the labels.
> 
> Erich

Thank you very much for the answer. I did replace HD in PC too but in
the Apple computers is much different and as I heard iMac cannot allow
install just FreeBSD or whatever OS different as OS X on the disk. 



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