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A. Installing Mac OS X 10.4 > The Upgrade Installation

The Upgrade Installation

If Mac OS X version 10.0 through 10.3-point-anything is on your hard drive, the Tiger installer can neatly nip and tuck its software code, turning it into version 10.4. Everything remains just as you had it: your accounts, folders, files, email, network settings, everything-else settings, and so on.

Troubleshooting Moment: Journaling

If you decide to erase your hard drive before installing Tiger, you’re offered a choice of several formats for your hard drive, like “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” and “Unix File System.” If you choose the first option, you turn on a special, background feature of OS X known as file journaling.

When file journaling is turned on, your Mac keeps a personal diary of everything you do on your hard drive–opening, saving, deleting files, and so on. Journaling offers two benefits: a shorter startup time and safety in the event of a crash.


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