On 3/21/03 9:07 PM, raymondus at yahoo.com added a note to the human symphony, when this was said: > Hey there > > Just a thought. I am thinking about changing my stock > 20GB HD for a 120GB Barracuda. I have no external > firewire drive and may therefore have some probs with > regard to installation etc. But, how about if I buy a > firewire enclosure for the 20 GB drive and then boot > from target? I can then copy one drive to the other > (partition by partition). This sounds too simple. > Where is the flaw in my fiendish plan? > > Thanks > > Ray There's no catch... Your plan will work just fine :) Although you wouldn't really be booting the external in target mode, rather you'll be booting directly from that volume. Then you can launch Disk Utility (assuming you are using Jaguar? If OS 9, use Drive Setup), format the new HD (partition it if you like - be sure to check the "install OS 9 drivers" option in Disk Util if you plan to ever boot or mount that HD in OS 9) and clone your old volume to the new drive. I recommend Carbon Copy Cloner if you are running Jaguar. A simple drag and drop copy is all that's needed if you are running OS 9. But clean installs of either OS will always give you an often welcome fresh start and you can still move over all your critical data from the old HD. Laurie -- AOL IM/iChat: cubeownernyc http://www.cubeowner.com Home of The Mac Cube FAQ!