View Full Version : Install Tiger after using SD2 onto formatted drive

12-23-2005, 10:37 PM
I have a Mac G5 dual 2.5Ghz CPU runnign OSX V 10.3.9 I just backed it up using SuperDuper 2.01 (v76) to an external OWC 120gig Firewire Drive. Now I want to re-format the internal G5 drive and put Tiger on. Then I want to update my G5 to the latest version of Tiger, which I believe is 10.4.3 After all that is done I want to bring back the files I just backed up to the firewire drive, of course excluding the operating system and any other files that are not needed. Can I specify that in SuperDuper? Is there a simple way to make that happen? Before I format this drive, I want to know that I can bring back all my files as is. I do audio and I have soft-synths and sequencing programs with installs and links to libraries on other drives. I want to make sure that after I do all this I will be able to turn on the computer and find everything as it was. Is this possible? If it is, can someone pleas share with me a simple step by step method to make this happen? I've owned this program for about 8 months but this is the frist time I am going to attempt to use it. Thanks in advance for your help.

12-23-2005, 10:54 PM
There's no need to do that, actually. Just do the backup to the external drive -- making sure you use "Backup - all files" and "Erase, then copy" or "Smart Update", then upgrade the internal from 10.3.9 to 10.4.x...

Don't do a clean install unless you absolutely have to. And you shouldn't have to.

12-28-2005, 03:37 PM
My concern is that since there have been some audio files recorded to this internal drive, there are bits and pieces of files floating around. I want to clean it all up and the best guarantee of having a pristine drive is to do a format. Not a low-level, just a basic. So, is there an easy way to specify which files will be returned to their exact working order and not bring back any system and/or unwanted files?

Thanks very much.

12-28-2005, 04:40 PM
Bits and pieces of files floating around? I don't see how that could be. But, what you could do is do a clean install of Tiger to your drive and then "migrate" the settings and files from the external to the internal when prompted during your first boot (it'll ask if you have an old Mac you want to move things from).

But, I honestly don't think it's necessary -- but, of course, it's totally your choice.

12-28-2005, 05:11 PM
Thanks. I will give it a try.