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    jmunson@airemus's Avatar
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    Oct 30, 2005
    PowerBook 17" 1.67 gHz, 2GB RAM 60GB ipod Video,iPod Shuffle, MacPro 2.33 5GB RAM,1.5TB 2x20" :o)
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    Hey all,

    I have a 17" powerbook (power PC) and i back up by dragging my home folder on to my maxtor firewire HD.
    I want to reinstall Tiger and format my hard disk on my powerbook how can i do this then reinstall my backup and it regain all my preferences, like when you migrate from your old mac to a new one via firewire and target disk mode???

    Just dont want to re apply all my preferences after compleat reinstall!

    Any help much appreciated!

    James :doctor:

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    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Pop in your system disc and hold down 'c' at startup.
    During setup, select the 'erase & install' option to get a fresh copy of OS X installed.

    When it asks you to transfer data from another volume, plug in your firewire drive and see if will grab the data off there.

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