1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 18, 2012 7:25 AM by a brody
msrg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i am replacing my failed G5 internal disk drive with a new disk drive. can i recover everything (including OS) from my time machine backup or do i need to install the OS (Leopard) first and then recover from time machine?


Power Mac G5 (June 2004), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,875 points)

    You can boot off your 10.5 installer disc that was usable to install 10.5 on your G5 and run the restore from its Time Machine restore in the Utilities menu of the installer.  Assuming the backup of course was done of the entire hard disk when you did a Time Machine backup.  If it wasn't of the entire hard disk, then the restored backup won't be bootable, and you'll need to install 10.5 first.