Best way to transfer this...

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  1. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    OK, my OS became corrupted (10.5.6) and my sound device disappeared from the system. I had no audio, and it was causing kernel panic on startup, everytime.

    I swapped out my 7200rpm drive back with the original Apple supplied 5400rpm.

    I purchased a 2.5 USB2.0 caddy.

    Can I install 10.5.8 onto the drive in the caddy (7200rpm) when it arrives, and will it reinstall the missing sound driver?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes.

    Have you run an archive & install on the system already? That's where I would start.
     
  3. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    The kernel panics are preventing me attempting this, but I guess I could try holding C down whilst booting up.

    After an archive and install, how would I delete the unwanted files? Doesn't it duplicate your machine?
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That would be the way to do it.

    If you select "Preserve users and network settings", you'll end up with your computer looking just like it did before — except hopefully without the problems. You will also need to run Software Update a few times, since the installer will return your system to whatever version of OS X is on the disk.
     
  5. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    All done. First time using this option.

    Thanks for your help. Fixed.
     

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