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reno55
02-29-2008, 11:49 AM
Proud new owner of Superduper and well tonight I have to restore my imac back to how it was last night due to a botched macfuse/ntfs-3g install that is wreaking havoc on my system.

Was hoping someone could be so kind as to walk me through the steps to reinstall leopard and restore my system using superduper (from its backup done at 2am).

Please help the rookie out here.

dnanian
02-29-2008, 11:51 AM
Try a clean install of Leopard; when you get to the point where it prompts you to "copy from another Mac", point it at your SD! backup and it'll bring in your applications and data.

reno55
02-29-2008, 12:39 PM
it will restore from last nights snapshot right?

Will it keep all my settings and everything?

dnanian
02-29-2008, 01:23 PM
Assuming your backup was made correctly in the first place, yes. Did you try running from it to make sure it's how you want it?

reno55
02-29-2008, 01:27 PM
Well the backup is on a partition on an external USB drive so I guess the question is how would i run from it?

dnanian
02-29-2008, 01:44 PM
Assuming it's an Intel Mac, and you're properly partitioned (I hope), you'd select it in the Startup Disk Preference Pane in System Preferences.

reno55
02-29-2008, 01:48 PM
Yep it sure is an intel mac....im sure it would startup from that disk properly then...as it was partitioned correctly i think....anyway i can make sure i partitioned it right?

dnanian
02-29-2008, 03:31 PM
Open Disk Utility, select the drive hardware (not the volume) in the sidebar and look at the lower right side of the window. Next to "Partition Scheme" it should say "GUID", and not "Master Boot Record".

reno55
02-29-2008, 03:48 PM
Yep says GUID so I should be good to go then right?

dnanian
02-29-2008, 04:22 PM
Should be.