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Run full OS X installer for another drive without rebooting
Authored by: gp_aaron on Jan 27, '10 08:17:37AM

I'm wondering how quick this would be from the dmg image I took of my install disc.

This would save time versus my current procedure of; putting the remote mac into target disc mode, creating a small partition on the internal drive, cloning the dmg to it and installing from that. So many mac's with broken dvd drives.



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Run full OS X installer for another drive without rebooting
Authored by: V.K. on Jan 27, '10 02:38:19PM

You can certainly use a dmg instead of making a separate partition but I would not install on one mac while booted from another.
This can lead to problems if you are using computer specific install disks and even with a retail disk the resulting install will misidentify the hardware.

But for installing on a different drive on the same computer a dmg will work just fine.



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