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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:18 am 
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The above, and porter's what-if scenario assumes you have already hosed the built in recovery. Which is possible if you delete it for some reason, or the disk/ssd dies. This also assumes that you can't get the USB disk with lion, or have your "friend", or the pirate bay, get you a lion CD, or install the linux flavour-of-the-month on it.

Kudos to windows XP for brainwashing users into believing that the operating system must be reinstalled every year or two.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:46 am 
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Kudos to windows XP for brainwashing users into believing that the operating system must be reinstalled every year or two.

LOL, with Windows 95 it was every 3 - 6 months.

FWIW, with my MBP 2011 I got installation media for everything installed on the system (one disc with Snow Leopard, and one with everything else). Reloading from scratch should be straight forward? (haven't tried).

I also got a free upgrade to Lion (AppStore download), and can create installation media from that myself as well (DVD and/or USB stick). Apparently Lion will create a recovery partition, and with the Lion Recovery Assistant mentioned above I can create an extra copy of *that* as well (if I read it right?).

Really, if I screw up all of these options *and* don't make any backups, I have nobody but myself to blame.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:54 pm 
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high-priced, high-turnover commodity machines.
but macs are cheap and 5 years is a low-turnover... Isn't this an SGI site where machines cost $100k+ and had a typical useful life of two or three years?


Boeing was pushing out their Indigo2s and Onyx1s to surplus in about 2001. That's 5+ years.

The big thing that I have with all of these "recovery" setups is dying drives, especially in laptops. Sure, you can usually do something with dd and a lot of work (provided that there is a backup somewhere, and the vendors don't always make that easy), but it's much easier to have something that will do a bare metal install.

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... with pictures of death presidents on them. And without funny looking pictures of death presidents on them, ...

Are you by any chance using Lion and have not disabled auto-correct? :P



iPaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!!! ;-) LOL

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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:13 am 
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The big thing that I have with all of these "recovery" setups is dying drives, especially in laptops. Sure, you can usually do something with dd and a lot of work (provided that there is a backup somewhere, and the vendors don't always make that easy), but it's much easier to have something that will do a bare metal install.



thats the reason why i use acronis on my intel centrino winxp laptop :lol: ..and i feel safe

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yetanother**ixuser wrote:
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The big thing that I have with all of these "recovery" setups is dying drives, especially in laptops. Sure, you can usually do something with dd and a lot of work (provided that there is a backup somewhere, and the vendors don't always make that easy), but it's much easier to have something that will do a bare metal install.



thats the reason why i use acronis on my intel centrino winxp laptop :lol: ..and i feel safe


The problem isn't me - the problem is other people who haven't planned ahead and present me with a dead computer to fix.

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The problem isn't me - the problem is other people who haven't planned ahead and present me with a dead computer to fix.

Time for a wardrobe make-over :) http://www.ebay.com/itm/400164985488

I have a similar shirt. It works :lol:

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this is also very helpfull :lol:

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