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    Update from 10.4 to 10.5
    I'm now ready to complete the update. I got a SeaGate Freeagent Pro 500GB firewire 400 external drive. I've got SuperDuper. I've got the 10.5 upgrade disc. I need to copy the entire mac HD to the external drive to create a fully bootable external disc (have lots of expensive software on computer now, but no software CD's to reinstall).

    Do I just go into SuperDuper and hit copy Mac HD to Freeagent Pro? Will that make a bootable disc image?

    Then once an image has been completed, should I insert the 10.5 Disc and hit archive and install?

    Thanks!

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    Anyone?

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    Super Duper will create a full clone of you drive to the Freeagent that is bootable. Download the Leopard combi update and copy that to the external drive as well

    http://www.apple.com/support/downloa...mboupdate.html

    I would then use the Leopard DVD to do a fresh clean install, no archive since you already have a bootable back-up.

    Once leopard is installed you can run the update you downloaded earlier

    Reboot, and then use Migration Assistant (in Utilities) to move all your apps, files and settings from your Freeagent drive back to that nice fresh Leopard install you did

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    won't the update install after I get 10.5 on the computer?

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    Last time I asked this question, everyone said Archive and Install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple
    Archive and Install

    Select this option if you want to install a "fresh" system on your computer. This type of installation moves existing System files to a folder named Previous System, then installs a new copy of Mac OS X. You cannot start up your computer using the Previous System folder.
    Archive and Install installations require the largest amount of available disk space because you need to have room to preserve your existing System and the new one you are installing. This is a good choice if you've already backed up your important files and are trying to resolve an existing issue. Mac OS X-installed applications, such as Address Book and Safari, are archived, and new versions are installed in the Applications folder.
    Some applications, plug-ins, and other software may have to be reinstalled after an “Archive and Install.” Fonts that were installed in the Fonts folder in the top-level Library folder can be installed in your new system by copying them from the Previous System folder.
    If you have a full install of 10.5 and not an upgrade of 10.5. You can do an archive and install. What that does is save a copy of your old system configuration. Then you can copy of some miscellaneous stuff if you need it.
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