How do you do a fresh install...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by deltrotter, May 13, 2005.

  1. deltrotter macrumors regular

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    I have a 1.2 iBook and a new copy of OS X 10.4. I'd like to level the disk and put Toger on it.

    Is it as easy as putting the disk in and going from there (after backing up my data). Or do I need to do something else first to make sure it is wiped clean?

    Cheers

    Del
     
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    When you boot from the Tiger DVD, it will ask you to choose which volume to install to. There is an Options button there where you can select to erase the drive before installing.
     
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  4. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Make sure everything is backed up!

    AppleWorks, and Classic too.
     
  5. deltrotter thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL - 10 minutes too late.

    I bought my iBook last December so have all the disks. Is it is easy to get AppleWorks and Classic off them?

    Cheers

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    There should be a 'Software Restore' or 'Additional Applications' CD with AppleWorks, Classic, iLife, etc.
     
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  8. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Is this the best way to do it? I always used Disk Utility upon booting from the CD and then installed the OS. Is this pretty much the same thing?
     
  9. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    (I think) that's the only way to do it? (If you want to zero the drive)
     
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    Someone said there's an option when you install it to erase the drive first, I guess this erases and then installs rather than doing both manually.
     
  11. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Do software restore from the CDs, and then upgrade for there (assuming you have 10.2 or later on the restore CDs) as all your additional apps will be saved.
     
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    Doing a Software Restore doesn't restore the OS, just the apps. So install Tiger, then do a restore.

    At least, that's how it's been for my last 2 Macs. However, the older models did indeed restore the OS along with the apps. There should be a custom option anyway, so this shouldn't be a problem :)
     

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