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OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies by John Rizzo

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Installing the Software

Installing Mountain Lion Server involves installing the base operating system and then adding the server bits.

Upgrading the base OS to Mountain Lion

This section describes upgrading Snow Leopard (10.6.8) or Lion to Mountain Lion. If you already have Mountain Lion installed on your Mac, skip this section and go to the next.

If you aren’t doing a clean install, you are installing from a Recovery Partition or from a Recovery Drive. In this case, you will see additional steps than those presented here. A clean install is described in Chapter 4.

tip.eps You start by going to the App Store and purchasing Mountain Lion and downloading it to your hard drive. When the download finishes, the installer will launch. At this point, quitting the installer lets you copy it to a DVD or other drive for reuse. By doing this, you won’t have to download it again should you have to reinstall OS X.

To upgrade your Mac’s OS X to Mountain Lion, follow these steps:

1. Launch the installer (called Install OS X Mountain Lion) to launch the OS X Mountain Lion screen shown in Figure 3-1. Click Continue.

Figure 3-1: Starting Mountain Lion.

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2. Agree to the license agreement, select a drive on which to install the OS, and then click Install.

Time for a coffee break. Software installation ...

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