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Run full OS X installer for another drive without rebooting
Authored by: V.K. on Jan 27, '10 02:35:05PM
as you located the installer and found the binary the rest is easy. the command should be

sudo "/Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/CDIS/Mac OS X Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Mac OS X Installer"
so just enclose the path in quotation marks. another quick way to get the correct path is to drag the binary to the terminal window. then all the spaces in the name will be properly escaped and you won't need the quotation marks.

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Run full OS X installer for another drive without rebooting
Authored by: frankt on Jan 27, '10 03:04:22PM

Thank you. I told you I wasn't savvy. I didn't try the quotation marks and I didn't think of dragging the binary to the terminal window. I guess it's time for me to buy a book and read it.

Thanks again.

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"You got to keep the loonies on the path."



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Run full OS X installer for another drive without rebooting
Authored by: frankt on Jan 27, '10 04:20:13PM

Well, at least I tried, but I know I'm doing something wrong. I ran the following in terminal:

sudo "/Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/CDIS/Mac OS X Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Mac OS X Installer"

I then tried;

sudo (and dropped the binary into the terminal window).

Both tries resulted in the following error message window:

"There was a problem installing Mac OS X.

No package was specified for the Mac OS X installer to install. A package must be specified as an argument in order to install Mac OS X."

So obviously this is something I shouldn't be doing.

Thanks again for your help.



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Run full OS X installer for another drive without rebooting
Authored by: _kai_ on Jan 31, '10 05:31:24AM

i am trying to restore a timemachine backup from a network drive to an usb drive, attached to my machine.

when i use "Restore from Time Machine backup" from the utilities menu running the installer app from the OS X install DVD (10.6 - snow leopard), the network drive doesn't show up.

so i'd like to run the 'restore' without rebooting my machine, running in parallel to the OS, hoping that i can mount the network drive, and getting it recognized by the restore app.

so i followed the advice and run in terminal the (adapted) command:
sudo "/Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/Install Mac OS X.app/Contents/MacOS/Install Mac OS X"

but this command forces a reboot, too, not running the installer app in parallel.

any help? many thanks.



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