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MUCH trouble installing Snow Leopard

1258 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2009 10:09 AM by Marcos Gonzalez1 RSS
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Sep 2, 2009 8:03 AM
Not once, but twice, has Snow Leopard failed to install properly onto my iMac (intel). Spotlight went away but came back intermittently (flashing on and off). In fact, the entire menu on the upper right of the screen went bye, bye. And old, faithful printer was no where to be found, too, couldn't print. All other upgrades (since Tiger) have been seamless.

Maybe it's operator error. I'm running 10.5.7. Should I upgrade to 10.5.8 first? Have an Intel iMac, plenty of memory. Just glad HD was cloned before both attempts and was able to get back to where I was before "upgrading". Anyone have an idea what I may be doing wrong? Thank you.
G5 intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2 gigs of ram
  • iMad Richard Calculating status...
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    Sep 2, 2009 8:08 AM (in response to Marcos Gonzalez1)
    Well I didn't gamble, I clean installed then Time Machined back my home folder except the Library folder. And everything work perfectly.
    iMac 20" 2.66 GHz core 2 duo 320GB, Mac OS X (10.6), 32GB iPhone 3GS 8GB Original iPhone(sold) Time Capsule 500GB
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 Level 5 (4,600 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 8:10 AM (in response to Marcos Gonzalez1)
    No need to move to .8 first. How are you installing?
    15" 4 GB 2.8 GHz 500 GB MacBook Pro with LaCie 1TB external 7200 RPM RAID 0, Mac OS X (10.6), PowerBook 540c; iBook G4; 2 Dell Laps; 1 HP Lap; Mega Gateway FX Desk
  • mten44 Calculating status...
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    Sep 2, 2009 8:13 AM (in response to Marcos Gonzalez1)
    I have a similar problem, Spotlight intermittently appears and disappears (when it is present, it won't work) and the time in the menu bar is gone. All I can figure is that it must have something to with one of the applications that previously resided in that space, either Norton's or iStat Menu.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 8:18 AM (in response to Marcos Gonzalez1)
    With "G5 Intel iMac" in the profile sig, might want to take the "G5" out as there in no such animal.

    You booted from DVD and installed? did you use SL DU to repair first? format/erase the drive? Try that if you didn't and just did an upgrade in place.
    Mac Pro 8800GT WD VelociRaptor 10k, Mac OS X (10.6), Windows 7 Core i7 920 GTS 250 CyberPower UPS
  • iMad Richard Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 8:29 AM (in response to Marcos Gonzalez1)
    If you don't have Time Machine you could partition your drive giving about 15GB to the new partition and install SL on it.
    iMac 20" 2.66 GHz core 2 duo 320GB, Mac OS X (10.6), 32GB iPhone 3GS 8GB Original iPhone(sold) Time Capsule 500GB
  • mten44 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 9:34 AM (in response to mten44)
    Okay, back tracked a bit and deleted the apps that once sat in my menu bar (Norton's and iStats Menu) and the problem is resolved.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)

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