Planning to reinstall Leopard, backup question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by swac, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. swac macrumors newbie

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    I need to make a Boot Camp partition for a few applications that I need for school, but Boot Camp Assistant says it can't make the partition. I figure I'll just format the entire drive and reinstall OS X. I have a Time Machine drive that's completely up-to-date. When I reinstall, I should be able to move everything back from the Time Machine drive to my OS X drive and everything will be back where it should be, right? Or does the Time Machine restore thing not work like that?
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    Boot from the Leopard install disc. After you've erased and partitioned the drive with Disk Utility, select Utilities > Restore from Backup and choose the partition you want for your OS X install. Time Machine will do the rest.
     
  3. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    Yes, just remember you can't boot from Time Machine, so you'll have to do a restore from the disk utilty restore from backup option.
     
  4. mtag macrumors newbie

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    I hope it goes better for you than it did me. Mine was a disaster. Of course, it could have been user error.
     

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