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10.5: Install tips for older somewhat broken Macs
Authored by: asmeurer on Feb 22, '08 05:35:55PM

I was having difficulty getting the Leopard installer to recognize my drive (it wouldn't mount under any kind of Terminal coaxing that I knew of, except occasionally it would but the installer failed). I ended up cloning both my drive and the installer to the external drive I bought for Time Machine, and then re-cloning back to my hard drive.

If you plan on doing more than one upgrade/install or have any kind of problems, I highly recommend you take advantage of the Leopard installer's Disk Utility's non-destructive partitioning and clone the installer to an external firewire and boot that. It WAY faster than the DVD (my booted hard drive clone even felt faster than my real hard drive).



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