Leopard Installation Experience
Exit the Mac OS the X Leopard - a significant event for each user of computers Apple , and not only for them. Apple promised more than 300 innovations, predicting the revolution of their offspring. I will say in advance - the company has kept all its promises, having fully realized what has been declared.
A couple of days before the official release, the so-called “Gold Master” system image appeared on well-known file-sharing services, the one from which blanks are stamped in pre-sale time. Wanting to get the system as early as possible, put the torrent to download.
The speed was far from desired, but, waking up on October 26, I saw that the download was completed.
A small digression - friends, in no case do not urge you to do the same as I do. If you have the opportunity - buy a box with Leopard , thereby you will bring yourself a lot of pleasure, and most importantly - become the owner of a licensed product.
The downloaded image was in .dmg format , which plunged me into a stupor - my MacBook Pro belongs to the very first model line and is not able to write DVD-DL . In principle, this is not a big omission, in addition, I think that writing DVD on a slow laptop drive is one of those things that are rarely done and are not especially needed in everyday life. Since a computer acting as a “home media center” works underWindows XP , I had no choice but to convert dmg to iso and burn to a regular two-layer DVD disc. Unfortunately, the most popular vindovyh script dmg2iso refused to work with the image (probably the size of the image was too big - 6,66Gb ), I had to make a non-trivial operation. Having connected the MacBookPro via a network cable (since the LAN speed is higher than 802.11g ) to the home PC , he opened the terminal and executed the command found on macosxhints.com, indicating the necessary parameters for it - the input and output files on the PC . Macbook proI converted the image through the dmg network to the standard iso .
hdiutil convert /path/to/filename.dmg -format UDTO -o /path/to/savefile.iso
The process took about half an hour, meanwhile giving me the opportunity to cook breakfast. The resulting image was burned to DVD-DL using Nero Express at x16 speed .
There were some concerns about converting the image - I read reviews a bit earlier that the dmg boot partition is different from the iso one, and that the drive won’t drive when the Mac starts up from it. However, they passed when I inserted the disk into the MacBook Pro and clicked in the “ Restart and install Mac OS X Leopard ” window that appeared , my beech went into reboot. Due to the fact that the installation was called fromMac OS X Tiger , all data should have been saved. The installation of Leopard has begun . After choosing the system language (as expected, Russian is now officially supported at the system level), as well as the installation hard drive, the installation went well. The process took almost an hour of time, which is long enough. I think that the installation time in my case can be explained by saving all user data and parameters. Absolutely all data has been saved - programs, mailboxes, icons in the dock, documents, etc. Therefore, I was very pleased with the way the update was made.
Recently I listened to the Radio-T podcast , so there the respected bobuk bobuk first made BackUpusing third-party software, then I installed the system from scratch, and when I restored BackUp , I cursed that half of the programs did not work for him or the data was incorrectly restored. I chose the easiest installation path, “on top” of the Tiger, and I did not lose.
The system was definitely pleased for the most part - from speed to an updated user interface. I think that a small series of notes on impressions of working with Leopard will go on .