OS X :: Migration Assistant Doesn't See Time Machine Backup?

Dec 27, 2009

I am trying to reinstall clean Snow Leopard on my iMac. I made a partition on my iMac internal HD(on the same physical drive as a system) for Time machine and ran backup.

After that I started up with Snow Leopard DVD, used Disk utility to clean old system partition and installed Snow Leopard.

But when I run Mingration assistant, it doesn't see Time Machine disk to restore. I see TM partitioning in finder and it's look OK, but migration assistant doesn't recognize it.

How I could force migration assitant to recognize backup? Or how I could migrate my setting from this backup?

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I'm moving from a MacBook Pro running 10.6.8 to a MBP running 10.7.5. I thought this would be pretty simple  ... just attach my Snow Leopard Time Machine external drive to the Lion MBP and run Migration Assistant. 

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Ideas? I know I can try MA with other interfaces but using TM allows me to work on my old computer until my new one is ready. 

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