how are ya'll installing tiger?

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  1. tefnut

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    I sort of want to plug in this DVD right now and get it up and running, but instead I'm doing backups... which will take many many hours. I'm really paranoid about losing my data. After that I guess I'll do the Archive & Install option.
     
  2. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    i just did an Erase & Install... it just gives me a peace of mind to know a fresh untouched OS is on there.
     
  3. Skoles

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    Being someone who is going to be switching over this week, does Tiger install any extra programs that you could care less for? Nothing like the Dashboard or like, but to use Windows as an example, it installs Messenger, MSN & some programs to choose from to get online. You're forced to hunt them down & uninstall them which is a PITA.

    Does Apple install any useless crap like trial software?
     
  4. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    There is an Internet Connection tool to find dial-up service.

    There's not a bunch of crap like Winblows though, and with Macs, 99% of the time, all you have to do to "uninstall" a program is just drag it to the Trash.
     
  5. tefnut

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    That's what I thought...

    But then bringing in the old apps, lots of music, e-mails... giant pain in the ass.
     
  6. Skoles

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    What exactly is stored in the Home folder? I keep hearing that you can basicly back that up & your personal stuff is there. Unless you keep things like music & movies out of that one location.
     
  7. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    re-installing all my programs wasn't a big fuss, only took about 20-30 minutes.

    but 40GB of music is a different story lol :o
     
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    being an ex-PC user. this was by far THE fastest installation i've ever done for an OS. my installation of tiger consisted of, doing a complete bootable backup of my 10.3.9 system to my external HD, doing an 'erase and install' installation of tiger, then transferring all my music, files, apps, etc.
     
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    I did the archive and install - preserve user settings.

    took about 13 minutes to replace the system files
     
  10. tefnut

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    Does that just keep settings, or files as well?

    For example, will I have my 100s of e-mails currently in Mail still around? What about iTunes music, etc.?
     
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    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    Your home folder is where all your personal info is stored. Archive and install keeps your home folder untouched. All your emails, bookmarks, preference settings, etc... will be preserved.
     
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    And search for receipts, library files, preferences, etc.
     
  13. falconbrad

    falconbrad "You're one angry white boy."

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    If you're worried about cutting down the size of the install, then rip out the printer drivers and all of the languages you're not gonna use. I kept English, Spanish, and Japanese, as well as HP and Epson drivers. But I cut out like a good gig of shit that's useless to me. If you end up needing any of that stuff, then you can install it later off the DVD without reinstalling the OS. Also, make sure you upgrade X11 if you need it when you do your installs...

    And to respond to the original question, I at first did an archive and install, but a good half of my programs were unusable. Including Mail, iPhoto, etc... so I ended up copying my home directory to my external drive, wiping permissions, erasing and installing again, then selectively copying my prefs and home folder info back over. I think the problems with programs have more to do with prefs than anything else... because after wiping my prefs and reinstalling all these programs, things are actually working now...
     
  14. tefnut

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    I did an Upgrade and now all of my fucking e-mails have dissapeared :hsughr:
     
  15. falconbrad

    falconbrad "You're one angry white boy."

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    Try removing any mailbundles you have installed and see if that helps. Mail 2.0 seems really finicky to me in general...
     
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    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    My archive and install seems to have went fine. No problems that I've discovered.
     
  17. tefnut

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    It's Jesus, LOL

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  18. Laserbeak

    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    I just did a straight upgrade, didn't bother to back up my stuff. No problems here. :)
     
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    Just finished installing Tiger on my Powerbook, super smooth and very fast..

    I did a full backup to an external drive

    Fresh install (saved a crapload of space only installing engrish language and Canon printer drivers)

    I keep copies of all my applications stored on an external drive which makes re-installing everything a snap. Just finished copying all my photo's and music back and am almost set. So far so good.
     
  20. Spinkick

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    what is better, entourage or mail 2.0?
     
  21. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    an update about installing tiger: i did an upgrade before and my system performance was horrific to the point where i couldn't stand it anymore (i.e. 10 seconds for the dock to respond...on a g5)...i've since done an archive & install and it's *much* better, so i'd advise it to most people...of course getting things back to normal can be a pain in the ass
     
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