Install OS X ... is this = archive and install?

EMKoper

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 18, 2002
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Stafford, VA
I need to upgrade my 80 gb harddrive on my powermac and would like to do the equivalent of an "archive and install" but onto a larger harddrive...

If I copy my entire home directory to something, clean install OS X, then copy my home directory back from the back-up ... does this effectively do the same thing as the "archive and install" option?
 

EMKoper

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 18, 2002
170
0
Stafford, VA
Sounds easier!

Sounds easier, except I don't know how to do that!

I think i can figure out how to do a disk image of the boot drive and I have more than enough room to save it somewhere else, but how do I copy it it a new drive and then make that the "boot drive"? Do I have to copy the disk image and then physically move the drive to the proper location (that is, substitute into the location where the boot drive current is)?

Thanks!
 
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