Installing Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by carrollf, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. carrollf macrumors regular

    carrollf

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    Apologies in advance if this is already discussed somewhere...

    When I get Leopard I would like to do a clean install. However when I got my new iMac (2 months ago) it came with Tiger and all the apps like iLife 08 preinstalled. They also gave me a backup DVD so that I could reinstall Tiger and the apps if needed.

    My question is, if I do a clean Leopard install, will I be able to cherry-pick the apps off the backup DVD that I wish to install? I obviously do not want the backup DVD to simply put thebackup image back on my system as it contains Tiger!!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. carrollf thread starter macrumors regular

    carrollf

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    Ok so not much interest in this post :confused:

    Basically the question is....does the Tiger backup DVD allow you to just intall iLife 08 off it or can you only restore a full image from it?
     
  3. l4t13 macrumors regular

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    what i think you should do is:

    create a folder called mac applications on an external drive.

    then drag and drop all your applications you want onto this folder.

    then when you fresh install, just drag them back from your external drive to your application folder in leopard.

    worked for me when i did a new fresh install of tiger.
     
  4. Aperture macrumors 68000

    Aperture

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    I bet if you just put in the Tiger disk (after installing Leopard) and double clicked on "Install Applications." (it might be "Install Extras" or something, I haven't done it in a while. I do know that there are two installers, one for Tiger and one for extra software on the disk.) it would work just fine.
     
  5. rmh macrumors regular

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    ^ What he said should work out just fine. Backing them up wouldn't hurt either, though.
     

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