Know what to do and what information to have on hand before you install
Understand whether to upgrade, archive, or clean install
Customize the installation
Go through the setup process
Become familiar with the utilities available from the startup disk
You may have just gotten a brand-new Mac with Leopard already installed, in which case you can skip this chapter altogether, unless you need to learn about transferring your files from an old machine to your new one.
If you just got a new DVD with the Leopard installation, Mac OS X version 10.5, then you have a few choices to make before you upgrade. This chapter explains the choices you will need to make along the way and walks you through ...