Replaced a larger, 1TB Internal HD in my 17" MacBook Pro
My current, 500GB Internal Harddrive just isn't enough space for me to do what i need to do, so i purchased a larger, 1TB internal hard drive - and i had a complete Time Machine Backup off of my 2TB Time Capsule - that i thought i could just transfer over onto the new drive when i got it.
I am currently running OS X 10.8.x on my machine, which is downloaded through the App Store - so no CD available. I had to start out by installing the base OS on it from the gray disc that came with my computer. Started out installing 10.5 Leopard > software updates > upgraded to 10.6 Snow Leopard > software updates, and the App Store that i can download 10.8 Mountain Lion.....got up to Mountain Lion and ran any software updates available - and tried to use Migration Assistant in Mountain Lion to transfer all my information over from my backup.....seem
My backed up home folder is named differently than how i set it up on the new drive - so it's not trying to copy a duplicate (same name) home folder. I have tried this about 5-6 times over the days, still with the same end result.
New internal drive has nothing wrong with it in Disk Utility. Everything else seems to be working with it - i mean - i can make a partition, re-partition, format the drive, etc etc etc and the status says Verified in Disk Utility.
What else am i missing? Why does it appear that my home folder is corrupt even though when i put the old drive back in, it recognizes it and Time Machine continues to back up to the old one?
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!