A.3. The Basic Installation
. The Basic Installation The installation process takes about 45 minutes, but for the sake of your own psyche, you'll probably want to set aside a whole afternoon. Once the installation is overkl;, you'll want to play around, organize your files | . The Basic Installation The installation process takes about 45 minutes but for the sake of your own psyche you ll probably want to set aside a whole afternoon. Once the installation is overkl you ll want to play around organize your files and learn the lay of the land. . Phase 1 The Installer Here s how you install Leopard onto a drive that doesn t have a version of Mac OS X on it already 1. Insert the Mac OS X DVD. Double-click the Install Mac OS X icon in the disc s main window Figure A-1 . When the Restart button appears click it. The Mac starts up from the disc and takes you directly to the first Installer screen. Figure A-1. Your installation adventure is about to begin. The very first step though is restarting the Mac which the installer invites you to do. The installer soon falls into a pattern Read the instructions make a couple of choices and click Continue to advance to the next screen. As you go the list on the left side of the screen reveals where you are in the overall procedure. Tip You can back out of the installation at any time before step 5 just by choosing Installer Quit Installer. When the Restart button appears click it. Then eject the Mac OS X disc either by holding down the mouse button while the computer restarts or if you have a tray-loading CD drive by pushing its Eject button during the moment of darkness during the restart. 2. Work your way through the Select Language screen Welcome screen and Software License Agreement screens clicking Continue each time. Note that once you re past the Select Language screen the Mac OS X Installer menu bar becomes available. In the Utilities menu are some very useful commands they let you jump directly into programs like Disk Utility to erase or partition your hard drive Terminal to do some Unixy preparatory steps System Profiler to see how much memory this machine has Reset Password if you ve forgotten yours and more. If you do decide to take that detour to another program when you quit it .
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