Clean Leopard install without Destroying Boot Camp

Discussion in 'iMac' started by robotartfashion, May 11, 2009.

  1. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hey everyone, I've tried to google this to no avail, so I thought I'd ask for help

    I'm turning my old white imac into a bedroom plex viewer (it will eventually become a kitchen computer) and I want to do a clean install

    This was my primary workstation for years before I got my Mac Pro and its just loaded with crap, all of which i've backed up to sort through later

    It currently has Tiger and I want to upgrade to Leopard (I bought a family pack for it and my powerbook)

    I have a bootcamp XP partition which I would like to keep and not destroy

    Can I do a clean install except for the windows partition? Or will doing a clean install destroy bootcamp

    Thanks!
     
  2. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    just do the clean install on the osx partition
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    Your Boot Camp partition will not be affected. Once you boot off the install DVD, you will have the option to select the OS X partition to perform an erase/install.
     
  4. robotartfashion thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks so much :)

    i suppose I should have tried it first before asking,

    20/20 hindsight
     
  5. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    thanks guys this thread helped me as well. found it via google haha I just installed 7 and took a ton of time installing some games I wanted and now decided I want to try SL. =D
     

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