Archive and install question.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by btcomm, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. btcomm macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2006
    If I did an archive and install and it for some reason was not able to go through, like it started but then my CD rom didn't read the disk properly would I be able to mount the disk with firewire to firewire to another computer and delete the new system folder and rename the previous system folder back to system and have it work like it did before? Or would the computer even boot at that point?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    The archived system folder will not be able to boot your machine. However, as with any major system change such as this, you should be nicely backed up. From here you could install OSX either via a clean install whilst booted from the discs, or you could install it from Target Disk Mode.
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    I would suggest using the computer in question as a firewire target disk from another computer (through Firewire) and back up the previous system, then do a lean install.

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