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A basic how-to for using System Image Utility
Authored by: BiL Castine on Dec 25, '08 06:26:08AM

i image a lot of disparate systems: G4 PowerBooks, G4 PowerMacs, G5 PowerMacs, Mac Pros, and MacBook Pros from a single 10.5.x image. they key is to build your image on the latest available hardware to insure you have all of the platform specific tweaks. once the next system update comes out you can update your image and it will support the latest hardware. for example, my 10.5.5 image wouldn't support the new unibody MacBook Pro until the 10.5.6 update came out, now it supports all machines again. it's likely that if you are using 10.5.x you just need to update to the latest system release.

also, be sure to to delete machine specific network configuration files from your image:
/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist
/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.network.identification.plist
/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist



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