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Discussion in 'macOS' started by b-rad g, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

    Jun 29, 2010
    As much as I like Lion on the Air, I'm thinking of putting SL back on the Mini. The only feature I will really miss on the Mini is the Airdrop between it and the Air, but I will be gaining back FrontRow and my MagicJack home telephone.

    My main question is if I do a clean install, can I use Migration Assistant from my Time Capsule? I don't want to do a full restore from Time Machine, but just want to grab bits and pieces manually.

    Next question is I have 2 external HD's hooked up to the Mini, do I need to eject those before doing a clean install and just plug them back up when reinstall is done?

    Thanks guys.
  2. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
    I would just restore the whole OS from the Time Capsule. But I do think you can do a clean install and then use Migration Assistant also.
  3. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

    Jun 29, 2010
    Well, I went ahead and tried to reinstall Snow Leopard and ran into a little trouble. Apparently the Lion Recovery Partition stayed when I thought I erased the HD. So after everything installed and I used Migration Assistant to get all my apps and important stuff of my Time Machine backup, I got to the Registration screen. Since I had already registered when it was new I bypassed, but then it got to the log in screen and wouldn't except my password so I had to restart.

    This is where my problem was. It restarted and never got past the blue screen. I waited and waited but finally gave and tried a couple more restarts. After all that I am now reinstalling again, and I'm pretty sure I got rid of the Lion Recovery Partition this time. :crossing fingers:

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