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Need help installing 10.5 please!
Goth 
10/9/08 2:29:08 AM
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My machine is a not-too-old (Intel Core 2) Macbook, currently with OS X 10.4.11 installed.

I want to install Leopard, and hopefully, ideally, that would be fairly painless, just installing over the top of 10.4 and keeping my files and stuff on the OS X partition intact where they are.

I have the problem exactly as is described here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1600?viewlocale=en_US

The partition scheme for the hard drive, as reported by disk info, is GUID, and the the Mac OS volume does verify OK.

I did install Boot Camp and shrink the Mac partition, then installed Linux on the disk and use Boot Camp to boot it, I know that seems kind of pointless, but I just wanted to try it out as a bit of an experiment, to see how doable it was. So, you've got the additional Linux partition, as well as the swap partition, but I can't see that being a problem.

I never use it, so I might as well delete those partitions. I'll have to see if I can non-destructively re-resize the MacOS partition, if not, I won't bother deleting them right now.

Anyway, I really just want to install 10.5. The HDD partition table scheme is already set to GUID, so what am I to do?

Cheers.

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zebra 
10/9/08 8:09:26 AM
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Quote by Goth

My machine is a not-too-old (Intel Core 2) Macbook, currently with OS X 10.4.11 installed.

I want to install Leopard, and hopefully, ideally, that would be fairly painless, just installing over the top of 10.4 and keeping my files and stuff on the OS X partition intact where they are.

I have the problem exactly as is described here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1600?viewlocale=en_US

The partition scheme for the hard drive, as reported by disk info, is GUID, and the the Mac OS volume does verify OK.

I did install Boot Camp and shrink the Mac partition, then installed Linux on the disk and use Boot Camp to boot it, I know that seems kind of pointless, but I just wanted to try it out as a bit of an experiment, to see how doable it was. So, you've got the additional Linux partition, as well as the swap partition, but I can't see that being a problem.

I never use it, so I might as well delete those partitions. I'll have to see if I can non-destructively re-resize the MacOS partition, if not, I won't bother deleting them right now.

Anyway, I really just want to install 10.5. The HDD partition table scheme is already set to GUID, so what am I to do?

Cheers.



1. Take an external hard disk (fw or USB). Plug it in

2. Disk Utility Erase it. Format it HFS+. Partition scheme GUID

3. Take carbon copy cloner. Clone your internal Mac OS X Partition TO the external disk

4. Boot from Mac OS X 10.5 media. Go into the disk utility option. Blow the internal Mac OS X 10.4.11 install away. Erase, repartition. Make sure GUID. Blow any other internal partitions away, whilst you are at it...


5. Install 10.5 from scratch.

6. Pull back stuff "as needed" from your external backup

z


PS: No, you won't be able to non-destructively resize.



Edited by zebra: 10/9/2008 08:12:05 AM

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