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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 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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