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Topic: OT Re: now Database/ MAC (59 lines)
1) From: Sandra Andina
I had a nightmarish experience at first upgrading to Leopard, despite  
having installed Carbon Copy Cloner and cloned my hard drive (fewer  
than 80G of an internal 160) to a 120G Seagate Free Agent Go.  I got a  
message that the Seagate was too small to clone my MacBook's drive  
(hadn't realized that "cloning" was not the same as "backing up") and  
thus apparently left out some essential apps that needed to be  
upgraded and not merely replaced. (Also couldn't find an "archive &  
install" option--so just performed "uprgade install").  Big mistake.My  
keychains went blooey, and the Terminal code I was guided stepby-step  
into installing by the tech in Bangalore paralyzed both my old and new  
Admin. accts.--took a transfer to Cupertino to get any accounts and  
passwords up & running again. My Mail settings and all my iCal data  
disappeared, as had my iTunes and iPhoto libraries.  Worse yet,  
Leopard Mail didn't even install properly--it bounced up & down in the  
Dock and quit,  Previous version didn't open either.  Was forced to  
use Entourage (yeccch) for mail. Finally, after much weeping, gnashing  
of teeth and posts in the Apple support forums, I figured out what to  
do:
1:  Reconnect the Seagate and manually copy all my music, photos &  
videos into Leopard. Problem was I now had only 9G free!
2:  Painstakingly open side by side windows and delete redundant  
photos, songs, and videos (especially those I'd watched and were on my  
iPod).
3:  Do the same with duplicate Docs and empty out all trashed mail and  
the Trash. Voila--40G free (80 plus the new OS--that makes sense_
4:  Run Software Update and download/install patches.
5:  Drag all Mail programs to the Trash and empty Trash
6:  Reconnect Seagate and install ONLY the Mail app.
7:  Insert Leopard Install disk, click Custom Install, go to  
Applications and check ONLY the box for Mail--which changed from  
"install" to "upgrade." I now had something I could actually upgrade.
8: Voila--Leopard Mail is working, It automatically set up and  
imported my mac.com settings (thanks to my .mac account), and I  
manually set up my others.
Doing nothing about iCal--have all important dates in my Palm Tungsten  
(whose Contacts and appts. were migrated to to Palm Desktop in  
Leopard; and manually added new dates.
Was going to wipe the Seagate, but that's a dumb idea--it's too small  
for Time Machine and I might want to keep an archive of what I had in  
Tiger on this machine (have my backup data from my PowerBook and iBook  
on an old Firelite 80--and this is the second HD the MacBook has had  
and the third for the PB--bless Apple Care for replacing both gratis);  
the Seagate hogs both USB ports and Time Machine requires a drive be  
connected at all times, so how do I print?  So I went and bought a  
250G single-USB drive.  About to launch Time Machine--if it works,  
then I take back everything I said about Leopard being a bad kitty.
On Nov 21, 2007, at 5:45 PM, Frank Parth wrote:
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Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina


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