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Discussion in 'macOS' started by thesdx, Oct 16, 2007.
So, how will you get Leopard on your Mac? I'm going to do an upgrade, since it's easier and quicker.
Upgrade and pray NFS mounting and LDAP isn't farked.
I'm going to be doing a clean install
Nothing like the feeling of a fresh OS
Waiting on an updated Mac Pro - which will obviously include Leopard.
If i install Leopard i will be doing a fresh install.
Upgrade to start off with due to the ease of it however coming from a pc background of upgrades with crap scattered all over the drives I will probably end up wiping at some stage and doing a fresh install then restoring everything.
Not looking forward to that really
Same here...I need to reinstall Tiger anyway...
I'll be getting it pre-installed on a new MacBook Pro.
install on new external HD to verify if all my key apps work (verify that Leopard works). Then do a fresh install on the main HD in a month or so (or hours if it is that cool)
I'm getting a new 7200rpm 200GB Hitatchi shipped from the US to here in Germany. Then I'm doing a clean clean install and moving over my stuff from my existing hard disk.
Upgrade here. Someone said that UNIX-based OSs don't have nearly as many problems with upgrades as Windows so I'm not worried. But just in case, I'll have a Superduper! copy of my current Tiger partition on an external drive.
Fresh install all the way. I have never been a fan of just upgrading an OS. Beyond that, it gives me the perfect excuse to clean up the crap on my Documents directory.
I have all my media files(iphoto, itunes), documents, and even my safai bookmarks stored on an external drive. I think I will be doing a fresh install but had a question or two for you all....
1. am i forgetting anything? I have no application I need backed up that I can't replace for free(handbrake, qucksilver, etc..)
2. Keychain? Would it be neccessary to back my passwords up?
3. I will need to back up calendar, address, and email folders right?
Thanks in advance!!!
Just do an Archive + Install. It backs up your current install for you and then performs a clean install, merging in all of your settings, third-party programs and user-specific files.
That makes two of us.
I'll be doing the Archive and install if this is the case then.
Will this keep all my songs, movies and pics as well?
fresh install on my MacBook and an upgrade on my iMac
I've been delaying a fresh install until Leopard ever since getting my replacement MBP a couple weeks ago. I'll do a fresh install without the languages and printer drivers and then just go from there
Make image (bootable) of current Tiger install, then upgrade. I don't expect any problems, outside of some minor glitches or odd behaviors. Every major upgrade has had fewer; I expect this one to continue the trend.
how does the OS know what machine its on?
Forgive my ignorance, but if i do a clean install of leopard, how does it know what machine I am using. From what i see, the install disks that come with my laptops/imacs/mac pro all have a different 'disk 1' and the same 'disk 2' I assume on disk 1 is all the hardware specific things.. and disk 2 is generic.
Am i thinking too 'windows' and that the install is intelligent to know what the machine is, and then install the relevant applications/shortcuts/keyboards etc?
Is it better to do a clean install rather than an upgrade? Or am i thinking too 'windows' again?
I have a new IMac. Is it worth doing a fresh install...my Mac is only two months old?
If the answer is yes, I will need to backup all of my pictures, Itunes, and other docs. I've done this on Windows machines in the past and it's always an ordeal. I know my IMac came with CD's, so I'm guessing one of them will have ILife 08 so I can reinstall if I do a fresh install of the new OS.
Fresh install. I know I can archive & install, but it's more fun this way.
I'm new to archive and install. What does this process entail? Is it as good as a clean install?
Archive and install. No way I want to reinstall all that software.
It upgrades the OS but keeps your files and applications...it IMO is not as good as a clean install...