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Use diskutil and installer on the Mac OS X Install CD
Authored by: macevangelist on Nov 10, '04 11:47:31AM

For me it's all about saving time. No wait until the GUI loads, no clicks thru agreements or the target disk selection. You just issue three commands and that's it.

1. head -n 168 /etc/rc.cdrom | sh
2. installer -pkg /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg -target /Volumes/HardDisk
3. reboot

Additionally you have all hard drives mounted as read/write in /Volumes thus enabling you to work with the filesystem. This is a feature that every Install CD had in the pre-Mac OS X days.



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