Clean Leopard install without Destroying Boot Camp

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

  1. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    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

  2. mastershakess macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Bel Air, MD
    just do the clean install on the osx partition
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    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

    Jan 1, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    thanks so much :)

    i suppose I should have tried it first before asking,

    20/20 hindsight
  5. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    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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