I backup to a shared volume, so imagine my surprise when, after starting up from the Leopard DVD, the “Connect to Remote Disk” button was grayed out! There appears to be no nice way to restore from a networked drive from the Leopard DVD.
Not to worry though. I found an Apple support thread on the subject, which offered two solutions:
- Mount the networked volume via the Terminal
- Plug the shared drive directly into the laptop