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  • Tiger Install

    Posted by Karl Arndt on April 12, 2005 at 6:40 pm

    Dear Team, What is the best way to install the new “Tiger”? Clean install? How does one do a clean install?

    Craig Alan replied 19 years ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Jeff Carpenter

    April 12, 2005 at 7:21 pm

    Here’s the 3 ways to do it:

    https://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/

    Version #3 is what you’re asking about. #2 is close but not quite the same. Whichever you pick you should back up all of your information, just to be safe. If you go for #3, back your info up, upgrade, and then put your data back where it belongs.

    I have heard (but never tried) that you can copy your system drive to an external firewire drive, then use option #3 to upgrade, and then finally use the setup assistant on the new system and tell it that the firewire drive is your “old” computer. It will bring all of your data over because it thinks the drive is your old computer you’re upgrading from.

    I plan on trying that way but only AFTER I burn my files to DVD as well as the firewire drive. That way, if the setup assistant plan doesn’t work out, I can still get my data off of the DVDs.

  • Karl Arndt

    April 12, 2005 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks Jeff. I know the FCP crowd advocates a clean install. Build the new OS on a clean platter. Karl

  • Craig Alan

    April 13, 2005 at 11:48 pm

    This worked for me going from 10.2 to 10.3 on a powerbook. It’s called a migration utility. It worked perfectly with a couple of gotchas. The install program installed a couple of things that conflicted with existing programs. For example, I needed to uninstall stuffit and reinstall it. But the one that really messed me up till I figured it out was it installed a trial version of ms office. Once I uninstalled that, my old office files worked fine. However these are separate issues from the migration utility. My desktop looked the same, my files were all placed where they should be, a huge time saver. User identities were all in place. No problems with permissions etc. Now whether tiger will update from 10.3 as well–we’ll see. There is nothing special you need to do. Back up your system drive to a firewire drive. Erase and reformat your drive if you like. Run the installer and at the prompt follow the directions. The only thing different is since the firewire drive is not a computer, you can skip the step where you reboot the source disc. Just plug the firewire cable in when it tells you to and unplug it when it tell you to. It

  • Karl Arndt

    April 14, 2005 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks Craig, do you know if any of these migration utilities allow one to reformat the hard drive? When I install Tiger, I want to do it on a totally clean drive, and then install my applications in a specific order. I want to install the new CS2 as well as the new FCP on a formatted hard drive. Karl

  • Craig Alan

    April 15, 2005 at 5:15 am

    reformat the drive using apple’s disk utility, then boot from the install cd.

    OSX 10.2.3; Quicksilver Dual 1 gig; FCP 3.0.4; Sony camcorder vx2000; write professionally for a variety of media

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