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OSN
03-15-2008, 01:25 PM
Sorry if this has been covered somewhere. I'm migrating from a computer running Tiger to a new one running Leopard. What would you recommend as the best strategy to migrate and be able to create a Sandbox partition on the new drive?

I've never used Migration Assistant before. Should I partition the new drive, reinstall Leopard, then use migration assistant with the target as the main partition of the new drive?

Any help appreciated.

dnanian
03-15-2008, 07:14 PM
That's what you'd do, yes.

OSN
03-17-2008, 12:20 PM
Thanks.

I'm a little confused about what I've read elsewhere on Boot Camp though. If I have two partitions on my internal drive (Sandbox and Macintosh HD), can I then use Boot Camp to install Windows on the Macintosh HD partition?

dnanian
03-17-2008, 12:46 PM
Um, no. You'd need another partition for BootCamp.

OSN
03-17-2008, 01:52 PM
Um, no. You'd need another partition for BootCamp.

But would Boot Camp Assistant be able to create a new partition for Windows in that case? I read that Boot Camp Assistant requires an internal drive that is not partitioned, so that's why I wasn't sure.

dnanian
03-17-2008, 02:11 PM
I don't know: it's not something I've tried.