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10.5.8/10.4.11 Combo Reinstall

Gamer9430

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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.
 

ziggy29

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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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Intell

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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.
 

Gamer9430

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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.

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.
 

mtsgroupuae

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