Clean Install Workaround

Discussion in 'macOS' started by snverhallen, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

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    Hi there,

    I am planning on upgrading to Leopard but want to do a clean install. I unfortunately have 2 users totalling out at about 80 gigabytes of info at the most, but have no where to copy it too. I have a 40 gig iPod and a 8 gig iPod but that will obviously not cut it. Do you guys know of any way to do this without buying a external hard drive?

    Thanks,

    snverhallen
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Can you create another partition on the existing drive big enough to hold the users data?
     
  3. torpy macrumors regular

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    Archive and Install perhaps? Does the same thing without destroying any data in the /Users directory. Of course, nothing beats a good backup..
     
  4. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    Can't create new partition without erasing drive first...




    Do you have another computer? Any of your friends have a computer...

    Get a computer at your house for a few hours, Network it with ethernet or firewire and transfer files temporarily.
     
  5. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I think you can with the Leopard Disk Utility on the Installer Disk.
     
  7. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    Good to know!


    Couldn't do this with Tiger
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I think its something that came from having Bootcamp since Bootcamp Assistant could do this.
     
  9. snverhallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmmm,

    What do you mean about the partition thing. If I created a partition then it would erase it when I do an Erase and Install. I'm thinking I will just create another partition and install Leopard fresh on their then just transfer files over.

    snverhallen
     

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