Planning to reinstall Leopard, backup question

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

  1. swac macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    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

    Jan 8, 2005
    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


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale
    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

    Jul 30, 2008
    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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