Mac Pro :: Will A Fresh Install Destroy My Data Raid?

Jul 29, 2009

I'm having to bite the bullet on a fresh install, i have already setup a raid in bays 3 and 4. by doing a fresh install will this raid still be recognised by the new os?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Fresh Install Leaves Locked Folder At Top Level (Mac OS X Install Data)?

Jun 5, 2012

I jsut did a fresh install.  wanted to use my SL DVD but the MBP i5 refused to star with it so I used the original DVD (10.5) and upgraded with the SL DVD to 10.6.  However after the initial SL Installation, it tried from the SL DVD and this failed.  I did a manual restart, starting from the HD and everything ran fine.  however today I note there is a locked file on the HD named Mac OS X Install Data.  It contains 181 .pkg files.Now I suppose this should have been moved or deleted as part of the install process.  Can I move them to a file where they belong? 

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MBP, MM, MBP - 10.6 + Windooz XP on a hard partition

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MacBook Pro :: Fresh OSX Install Or Reuse Old HDD Data?

Jul 2, 2009

I just got my refurbed 2.53 ghz MBP! Damn it's sexy... previously I had a White Macbook with a 500gb WD Blue drive in it. It's pretty full of stuff though not packed... well I've taken it out to put in the MBP but what do you all think I should do?

Just put it in and run what I've had on there (FCE 4.0, Photoshop cs4, final draft, Vuze etc) and let the new MBP figure out the settings... or just start fresh from a new install of OSX?

Come to think of it... will it even work since this drive is from an different laptop?

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OS X :: Transfer Data From One Computer To Another On Fresh Drive?

Aug 4, 2009

I have a iMac i am selling. I have backed it up onto a backup drive with carbon copy cloner. I also have the timemachine back up.I am buying a new imac. I might have sold my old one before the new one arrives. How can I add all my important files back. I do not want to clone the imac im selling.Want to start fresh, but keep all my documents, itunes, contacts etc.

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OS X :: How Often Do You Have To Do A Fresh Install?

Aug 22, 2009

I'm currently a Windows user and I'm researching for buying a Mac (I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy it).

My question is how often do you have to do a fresh install, if at all? I do a fresh install every couple of months on my Windows desktop to keep things speedy. i also defrag every 2 weeks. Do you all do this with OS X?

My other question is how often do you reboot or shutdown? I reboot my desktop maybe 3 times a week and the rest of the time its in sleep when I'm not using it.

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OS X :: How To Do A Fresh Install On A MAC?

Nov 25, 2009

i just got a used mac g5 dual with no hard drive, thus no os.

I bought a sata drive, used macdrive on my pc to format it to hsf extended. installed it in the mac tower.

put in my osx 10.4 install disk (after holding down mouse button at startup), and i'm looking at - not an install screen - but a screen with a folder icon in the midle that flashes the mac finder icon.

i'm guessing the disk is not being seen for the install.

i tried pressing 'c' at startup, i get a gray screen for a moment and then it goes to the folder screen again.

my question is: how do i do a fresh install on a mac? do i need a certain os version to start from scratch?

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OS X :: Reformat And Fresh Install?

Sep 25, 2010

Will a fresh install of 10.6 benefit me? i haven't formatted since 10.6 came out

machine in question. 2.2 santa rosa whitebook 4 gigs of ram and a 320 5400rpm drive.

or should i pull the trigger on an SSD?

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Mac Pro :: Fresh Install Nvidia GTX 285?

Aug 2, 2009

I just replaced my boot drive, only to realize that I am not even able to boot to the OSX install disk with the GTX 285 installed... I had the same symptom when I first got the card, because you have to install the evga drivers prior to installing the card.

So... the question... is there anyway to do a fresh OSX install with the GTX 285 installed, ther than putting a card Apple supports?

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MacBook Pro :: Getting Certificates After Fresh Install?

Sep 14, 2010

Okay i got a major problem with my mac OSX certificates and this is after a fresh install?

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MacBook Pro :: Reformatting To Do Fresh Install Of OS X

Oct 9, 2010

So yesterday I decided to reformat my new MBP. I had it dual booting with Win7 and I just didn't like how hot my MBP got so I got rid of it. So I decided to reformat and pop in a fresh install of OSX, but I'm not sure if I reinstalled it properly. The reason why I say this is cause traditionally when reformatting my previous macs I would just follow the steps of the CD where then formatting the drive option was part of the step if I remember correctly. This time after putting in the OSX cd once it reboot.

I had to go to the utilities option select my drive to format or it would just reinstall the OS over top what was already there. After installing I noticed I had to rename my drive as well cause it was unknown. I never had to rename my drive before, so I'm not sure if I did this properly. So did I correctly format my MBP? Is there another way to do this to bring it back to exact factory specs? If not can someone let me know how to properly format my MBP?

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MacBook Air :: Doing A Fresh Install With The USB Drive?

Dec 9, 2010

I have been using my Air for a couple weeks now, when you guys got your new 2010 Air did you do a fresh install with the USB drive?

I am reading you can save space and maybe speeds it up, is that right? What are your thoughts? And what is the process?

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PowerPC :: G3 Not Sleep After Fresh Install Of 10.3.9

May 18, 2007

I have a 500mhz iMac G3. I just got it so it has a fresh install of 10.3.9, but when I try to put it to sleep the screen goes off, and then comes back on immediately.

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OS X :: Leopard Upgrade Or Fresh Install?

Dec 22, 2008

considering upgrading to Leopard over the holiday weekend. I have quite a few programs already installed in 10.4 so I'm considering an upgrade. Coming from the Windows world recently, a fresh install was always better. What about OS X, same thing?

Also, can you load the install disk/image onto a USB stick, boot from it and install from it? Is that easy/possible?

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OS X :: Making An Image Of A Fresh Install?

Feb 25, 2009

i was wondering if i did a fresh install on mac os x on my macbook pro, and installed all the apps and configured all the things, such as the dock.

then made an image file to a external drive.

would that be possible? or is it easier and more efficient to just install all the apps and such whenever i need to do a fresh install?

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MacBook :: How To Fresh Install Leopard?

May 27, 2009

I bought a new uni, & I' gave my dad my old MB....I want to do a fresh install of Leopard so that it is like new. I put the disc in ran the install but it still has my desktop pic, files, etc. It never gave me an options as for installing? How do I install it to make it just like new?

-MB 2.4ghz
-new Leopard disc 10.5.6
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OS X :: Fresh Install For Snow Leopard?

Jun 16, 2009

I am thinking of doing a fresh install of snow leopard when it is released. what is the best way of backing up itunes and iphoto?

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OS X :: Hdd Recognized As Smaller When Doing A Fresh Install

Jun 20, 2009

My G4 graphite is acting strange, I put in a hard drive the size of 160 GB, yet when trying to install mac os x server it reads it as thirty, what would cause this ?

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OS X :: Want To Do Fresh Install Of Leopard But Keep Settings?

Jun 30, 2009

I'm thinking about doing a fresh install of Leopard because my MacBook Pro has gotten a bit bogged down. The thing is, I don't want to go through the process of reinstalling all the software and getting my settings back to the point where they are now (it takes years of fine tuning to get it to work how you want it to!).

Any suggestions on how to do a fresh install while being able to "import" my OS settings or installed programs? Is that not even possible?

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MacBook Pro :: Cloning Vs Fresh Install?

Aug 20, 2009

When I first got my Macbook Pro I cloned a 250Gb in the result of a major crash. Since then it has been sitting in a 2.5 enclosure in my drawer. I never imagined that I would use as my primary drive, it was just an afterthought. I wanted to switch to a larger drive and I was going to clone it to save time. Has anyone run into issues with a clone as their primary drive? In short is a cloned drive going perform the same as a fresh install?

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Aug 27, 2009

so this is my first OS upgrade since i've been a mac owner. i see a lot of threads about doing a fresh install instead of the upgrade... can someone tell me what the benefits of doing this over just an upgrade with SL?

FYI: i have an iMac, blackbook, and MBA that i will be upgrading to SL. i also have time capsule backing up my iMac and an external backing up my blackbook.

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MacBook Pro :: Hanging When Trying To Install Fresh OS X?

Nov 16, 2009

So to make a long story short Just traded my buddy my blackbook and some cash for this 09 uMBP. I ordered an Intel SSD for it that is supposed to be here Wednesday. I figured while i was waiting i could install a fresh copy of OS X on it and get it set up just how I wanted it then use CCC to image it. That way Wednesday when the SSD gets here I can just pop it in and use the image from CCC to load everything up and I would be set.

When I throw the OS X DVD in and click the first icon to install OS it says you have to restart. I click yes and it does. the screen with the apple and the little swirly status icon shows up and both the DVD drive and hard drive are spinning. it hangs here for about a minute and a half to 2 minutes. Then the DVD drive and HDD stop spinning and the screen goes black. like it is going to sleep. You hit the space bar or keyboard and then the HDD and DVD drive start spinning again like it is going to boot up but the screen stays black. both HDD and DVD drive continiue to spin for about 30 seconds then stop. Still all black screen.

durring this time everything is locked up. you cant get the DVD to eject, nothing. You have to hold the power button for a solid minute or 2 and it finally reboots (not a shut down but a reboot).

As soon as it reboots if you leave the DVD in it does the exact same thing as above. Apple logo for about 2 minutes then black screen. If you hit the Eject button IMMEDIATELY as the apple logo comes on it will eject the OS X DVD and boot normally. I have done it about 6 times now and it just keeps haning if the DVD is in the drive.

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OS X :: Fresh Install 10.6 - HDD Icon Missing....

Nov 20, 2009

I just did a fresh install of OSX 10.6, and my HDD icon is missing from the Desktop. Only my External HDD and OSX Install DVD are showing up. How do I get my HDD icon back?

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OS X :: Why Does Hdd Space Shrink When I Do A Fresh Install

Dec 26, 2009

With each fresh install, my hard drive space shrinks. I am using my first Mac and I do not know if this is common nature or if something is wrong.

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Mar 16, 2010

Should I do a fresh install of tiger? If so, how is this done on an eMac?

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Apr 20, 2010

I've decided I want to do a fresh install on my 27" iMac, after I back up all my data how do I go about performing this? I did a quick search on the internet but all I could find was how to upgrade to snow leopard from leopard...

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MacBook :: Lion 10.7.3 Fresh Install?

Feb 14, 2012

"reinstalling lion 10.7.3" and "installing lion 10.7.3" without success?I have a "MacBook Pro Early 2011", which came with Snow Leopard, at the time Apple was offering a free Lion 10.7.2 for free, which I got but not in a DVD, download only and I recently updated to Lion 10.7.3. Today I used my wife's MacBook 2006 with 2GB Ram and the machine was faster to respond than mine with 4GB ram, so I would like to re-install Lion 10.7.3 from scratch. I have the partition with with the Recovery HD, I assume it is Lion 10.7.2. Since I only have the Snow Leopard DVD, what would be the easiest and better method doing a Lion 10.7.3 fresh install?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Prepare For Fresh Install

Jun 8, 2012

I am about 2 years into my move back to mac with a small professional office and I am considering a fresh install of Lion from Snow Leopard on the Mac Pro (1st generation) and a 2009/10 MacBookPro. I believe the Mac Pro shipped with Leopard and the MacBookPro shipped with Snow Leopard but not sure if I am off by an OS release on that.In any event, it has been a /ton/ of effort in customizing this setup and it includes an install of Mac Drive, Parallels and other software and software settings.

I have also edited the registry on windows in a couple of instances and I have run a couple of Terminal customizations on the mac side.Two questions.What should I do to prepare for a fresh install and how much time might be involved in redoing my setup?Is it worth all the effort? I mean, I /do/ have a 2 TB hard drive to take the place of my existing 1 TB drive and I could use the extra space. But at the same time I wonder if a fresh install is necessary.

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 10.6.8 with 64 bit Win7 in Parallel

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MacBook Air :: (Others) Remain After Fresh Install

Jun 5, 2014

I erased my entire computer and did a fresh install on my macbook air.  After completion 1st thing i did was check my storage.  Nearly 7 Gigs of other remain.

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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Hardware :: Data On RAID 1 Get Corrupted - Need To Reformat

Jun 24, 2009

Ever since I got this 2TB external (Maxtor Onetouch III RAID 1) I've had it running in it's default RAID 0 set up and it's been fine, however, recently Leopard's been finicky about loading it. (every so often it seems that the data has been corrupted and I have to reformat). I have the equivalent amount of space on other external discs so I haven't lost anything truly important. So that's the situation, here's what I have been thinking about.

I've been thinking of trying to set it up to be RAID 1 so that I can pinpoint whether one of the drives inside if failing or whether I should just try to call Seagate and see if the drive is still under warranty. Does anyone here know the best way to set up this drive to RAID 1? I know I can set up RAID arrays via Disk Utility, but I can't get DU to recognize each drive separately. (setting it to have 2 partitions of equal size doesn't work either, it comes back as RAID failed)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migrate Data To A New RAID Setup?

May 6, 2012

I've been trying to migrate data to a new RAID setup, but have been running into the error code 36 issue where Mac created invisible files are killing the file transfers. At any rate, I tried about three different directory cleanup utilities and for the most part got almost all the data to move. Now I'm onto the last bit which was giving me permissions errors as well.I used Batchmod to make everything read write and I ALSO CLEARED THE XTARS. Worked like a charm and everthing transfered. HOWEVER. Killing the extened attributes of the files turned them all into Executible files with no program ownership. BTW, there are font files so there are hundreds of them. Is there anyway to re-assign them or get some of the attributes back? 

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MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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