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    Clean install of 10.6

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    Clean install of 10.6
    Hey guys,

    I want to do a clean install of 10.6 over 10.5 Leopard (to make sure all bugs are cleaned out) and then restore everything from my time machine backup. How can I do this in the fewest number of steps?

    Also, how do I make sure 10.6 is running in 64bit once installed?

    many thanks,
    j

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    Clean install of 10.6
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    Do a full Time Machine backup
    Put the Snow Leopard disc in
    Restart your Mac holding option
    Select the Snow Leopard disc to boot from
    Use Disk Utility in the installer to format your MacHD to Mac HFS+ journaled GUID
    continue through the install
    On first reboot you'll be asked if you are migrating from another Mac, select yes and choose the Time Machine restore option
    Follow the instructions, wait for the restore to complete and............ You done
    External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

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    Clean install of 10.6

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrplow View Post
    Do a full Time Machine backup
    Put the Snow Leopard disc in
    Restart your Mac holding option
    Select the Snow Leopard disc to boot from
    Use Disk Utility in the installer to format your MacHD to Mac HFS+ journaled GUID
    continue through the install
    On first reboot you'll be asked if you are migrating from another Mac, select yes and choose the Time Machine restore option
    Follow the instructions, wait for the restore to complete and............ You done

    Thanks a lot!
    Whats the difference between "Mac HFS+ journaled GUID" & Extended Journaled? Have always formated to Extended Journaled in the past.
    Also which HD disk do I choose when erasing? Is the the route 232.9 GB Toshiba MK2... or the "Macintosh HD? Always forget..

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    Clean install of 10.6
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    A boot drive should be formatted as GUID.

    As for which hard disk....... I can't answer that with knowing more about your Mac and the way you have it configured at present. Fundamentally, you want to be formatting the drive you currently boot from and have Leopard installed on.
    External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

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    Clean install of 10.6
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    Unless you've altered the default arrangements, it should almost always be "Macintosh HD" which, in Disk Utility" is listed as an indent under "Toshiba xyz...".

    Ian

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