8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2009 10:09 AM by Duane
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Hi,
I have a Powerbook G4 on which the hard disk recently died and I have had replaced. I have read here and on other forums that I can restore my mac to its most recent back up on my time capsule by using the Leopard install disk, and using the utility "Restore system from back up".
However, when I try this the install disk says "Mac OSX cannot be installed on this computer" and gives me the option to cancel or restart. If I cancel I do get the utilities menu which has "Restore system from back up". But if I click on this nothing happens (the other utilities under this menu work such as Disk Utility etc).
I usually have my back ups working over WIFI to the time capsule but I understand that when booted from the install disk the WIFI connection to my Time Capsule is not available so I have plugged it in directly to the Mac using the USB connection.
Can someone please give me some advice on this, so far I have only read about how easy this process is and am at a loss as to what I am doing wrong!
Any advice at all is very much appreciated.
Martin

Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.8)