New hard drive - Trouble restoring from Time Machine
I fitted a new 1TB hard drive today. That went smoothly, but I'm stuck with restoring from my time machine backup. It's on a partitioned external drive via thunderbolt (I also tried via the USB lead, but had the same problem).
I started up with the cmd and r keys held down. I get a folder logo, then a grey circle with a cross through each time I connect the drive. My old Mac can see it ok via USB (a PowerBook G4).
I've also tried to reinstall the OS from the Internet, but it won't accept the password for my router. I've checked it with my phone and i'm sure it's correct.
I'm not sure what to do. Have I missed a vital stage, like formatting the new hard drive? If so how would I go about doing so?
Is this a good question?