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idkidd 01-23-2008 11:29 AM

Upgrading To Leopard

First of, I apologize if these questions are really basic or if I use the wrong terms: I am completely new to SuperDuper! and this is my first operating system update using my Mac (just converted 6 months ago).

So, all my research says me I should copy my Mac hard drive using SD! before I install Leopard. My setup is that I am using a iMac running 10.4.11 and, in my office, we have a server that I believe runs using Linux. This server doesn't have much on it and I would like to create a bootable backup of my system on that server. Is that possible even though that system is not a Mac machine?

If yes, can I boot from that machine to test that the backup is indeed bootable? From there, I guess I would run the install of Leopard using the "archive & install" option. Is there any benefit to the "erase and install" option over that? As I said, my system is only 6 months old and the erase option makes me kind of nervous.

Thanks in advance for any input/advice!

dnanian 01-23-2008 11:38 AM

No, you can't do that. If you want a bootable backup, you need an external drive, properly partitioned. If an Intel Mac, that drive can be either USB or FireWire... partitioning should be "GUID" for an Intel Mac, "Apple Partition Map" for Power PC.

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