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10.3: Use ASR disc images rather than CDs
Authored by: dirtymouse on Apr 07, '04 06:40:45AM
Rather than making CD copies, why not create a clean virgin (and updated)
Mac OS X ASR disc image using a firewire drive, carbon copy
cloner and netrestore?

Here is how;

1. Install OS X (with full options, BSD, your chosen Languages etc)
onto a clean firewire drive partition (need a firewire bootable mac)

2. Boot, create user, test, update (Apple CDs are out of date anyway)

3. Carbon Copy Cloner your beautiful OS X to an ASR compatible Disc image
with ASR options enabled.

4. Test a restore to a spare partition.

Then all you need to do in the future to restore is as follows:

- Boot off a OS X mac (by firewire drive, target disk mode etc)
- run NetRestore, clone from your ASR disc image
- reboot into new OS X. (restore can take less than 5 minutes)

This technqiue is hundreds of time faster, better, more up-to-date than
using the ancient art of inserting a CD/DVD installer, booting, installing,
rebooting, creating a user, running updates, restart, repeat etc etc
And has numerous applications to long too explain here.
Essential techniqnue if you are running more than a couple of
OS X macs at home or at work..

for more info:
download Carbon Copy Cloner from

and the actual technique to make this work seemlessly is covered
extensively in my Mac Troubleshooting book title: 'Fix a troubled Mac'
which you can obtain from

have fun, dirtymouse

Author of "fix a troubled Mac'
(A Macintosh Troubleshooting PDF book)

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