10.5.8/10.4.11 Combo Reinstall

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  1. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    As some of you know, whenever I get new machines I like to clone another machine to it so I have all my stuff across all my machines. As @eyoungren has said a few times, cloning installs can sometimes have missing things for different systems, like G4>G5 or G4>G3 or even between different G4 and G3 machines. So I'm wondering if it's possible after cloning to reinstall either the 10.4.11 combo update for Tiger or the 10.5.8 Combo Update for Leopard to restore system-specific drivers/kexts/features/etc.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You can do that. It fixed a boot logo corruption issue for me once.

    The only downside is that if you have customized themes and icons you will probably lose the customization.
     
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    ziggy29 macrumors 6502

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    I have an external FireWire drive that has, in separate partitions, a "universal" 9.2.2 (using the MacOS9Lives CD), 10.4.11 and 10.5.8 fresh installs (installs from CD plus the combo updates). I use this external disk and SuperDuper (could also use CCC) to clone these systems to other volumes rather than install from CD and reapply all the software updates. Haven't had a problem with it yet and it's a big timesaver. I haven't run the combo updates for system-specific things afterward but I'm pretty sure you can do it.
     
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  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    There is nothing wrong with cloning as all system specific features are a part of every version of OS X that the machine in question can run, with the exception of special build release versions for that machine. 10.4.11 and 10.5.8 do not suffer from this at all as they are the last of their branch.
     
  6. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's very interesting to hear... So why did @eyoungren have issues with cloning installs between machines? Also, I had issues going from my cube to my iBook G3, as well as my 17in PowerBook and Cube to my DLSD, causing both the iBook and PowerBook to not be bootable. A full permissions repair took care of both those issues, however.
     
  7. mtsgroupuae macrumors newbie

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    hi dear,
    it depend on your machines load if your really using your machine 24*7 it gives u lot of trouble
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    eyoungren had corrupt preference files. You had an improperly cloned install.
     
  9. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah I see. Thanks for informing me about that!
     

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