Without this OSUpgrade package, your custom Net Install image will simply install Leopard over top of Tiger with no migration of user accounts from Tiger’s Net Info db to Leopard’s dslocal store.
I know that it is possible to update just on the standard install instead of the really expensive one but Im wondering if the Boot Camp still works even though its a Standard one and Im not doing it on a Leopard. And if it is actually better to update the standard way...
I’m typing this on my new Mac Book Pro, where I’ve used the Migration tool to safely move from my “backup” Firewire drive.
Because I have chosen not to use Radmind in my environment, it seemed my options for creating a more or less automated upgrade to take Macs running 10.4.x directly to the latest version of Leopard were severely limited. When I first started using it I found that it was the buggiest piece of software I had used in a very long time. (When I said “wrangled” above, I was not exaggerating.) But you’re not here to waste your time reading about the parallels between a piece of software and a wild horse. Since Apple has no way of knowing whether any packages you add will cause conflicts or even hose your existing install, this safeguard is understandable.
Thank you for reading :)@Cherie If you make a backup of your Mac's hard drive, you can easily revert to Tiger if you need to. or Carbon Copy Cloner to do this, so you can simply reboot into your Tiger backup if you need to.
When Leopard was first released, I was almost grateful that it didn’t work reliably with Active Directory since that flaw provided me with a valid excuse for not having an upgrade procedure ready to roll when upgrade requests started trickling in from my users.
This is somewhat controversial because it is against the Apple EULA, but apparently you can save 0 if you’re a Tiger 10.4 user and run the 10.6 Snow Leopard upgrade without a problem.
To make things even more interesting, popular Mac writer Walt Mossberg actually recommends that you do this if you are a Tiger user.