So is it true that you can't do a "clean" install of 10.6?

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  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    I've heard that you can ONLY upgrade from 10.5... is that true?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Untrue. There is not an option for it in the installer, but here is what you do:

    Boot from DVD
    Go to Disk Utility
    Erase Drive
    Install Snow Leopard like normal.
     
  3. mrrish macrumors regular

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    Correct, you are no longer given upgrade install options in the installer. If you intend to do a clean install, you will need to backup all your important files and do a partition format. Snow leopard will then install a clean copy.
     
  4. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Would you guys recommend a clean install, or is an upgrade fine?
     
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  6. celticpride678

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    Depends. How good do you "take care of your hard drive"? Removing old apps, files and preference files?
     
  7. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Quite regularly. I just did a Time Machine backup... will that pretty much restore everything I need after a clean install?

    All I'm really concerned about is my photos, music, and documents.
     
  8. celticpride678

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    Yes, it should. Just make sure not to copy over ANY System Files to Snow Leopard. Just apps, files etc.
     
  9. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok I'm in disk utility after booting the DVD.. I guess I want Mac OS Extended (Journaled) when I erase, right?
     
  10. celticpride678

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    Correct.
     
  11. christurbo macrumors regular

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    I went into Disk Utility - Erased it, formatted it... so there was nothing on it. I then installed SL onto the completely empty drive. There is NO option to erase install / or archive install. The way Apple have designed this disk is so that the only option is to 'install' [which is in effect and archive and install]. I wiped the drive completely prior to doing it.

    So....... All done!

    You CAN do a fresh clean install with the update disk.

    I did a little video 'how to' that I will post when I get a chance. Checkout my YouTube channel in my sig, i will upload to that soon.

    The MBP is very, very quick now [it was quick before!]. Boot up time has decreased by around 5-10 seconds.

    This is a before and after disk size.

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    Cheers.
     
  12. celticpride678

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    Just to be clear, you don't really "gain" that much disk space. You gain around 7 GB of space. Let be explain what is the rest: Leopard counted data in a GiB format. Snow Leopard counts data in GB format. That's why it was always 30+ GB's off from the hard drives actual amount. Now, it would be the actual hard drive amount (250 GB Hard Drive= 250 GB shown in Disk Utility). It does not mean there is more space, just a more accurate way of information.
     
  13. staninfrance macrumors newbie

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    Syncing iPod Touch after clean install

    I did a clean install with no problem. However, when I reinstalled iTunes, I could discover no way to get my many apps and photos from my iPod Touch (2nd gen, latest upgrade) to the iTunes app.

    I would appreciate any advice.

    Thanks,

    Stan from California
     
  14. staninfrance macrumors newbie

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    I think I resolved the iPod Touch issue

    Hi

    My eyes, seriously, are not good--even with glasses. However, I did find a place in "Files" in iTunes that says "Transfer purchases from iPod."

    It seems as though it is not in the process of doing that.

    Thanks anyway.

    Stan from California
     
  15. staninfrance macrumors newbie

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    "Now", not "not"

    Ouf! I meant to say "now in the process, " not "not in the process.

    I will have a cataract operation in two weeks. I hope that helps my vision.

    Cheers,

    Stan from California
     

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