3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2010 3:25 AM by macjack
kkamin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
When I was upgrading from 10.5 to 10.6 my computer went to sleep. When I woke it up the installation window disappeared and was replaced by that spinning sun ray thing. I don't know if the computer actually went to sleep or looked like it went to sleep--I want to think that the computer couldn't actually go to sleep during an important function like a system upgrade.

But regardless the installation stopped working. I rebooted from the Snow Leopard installation disc and completed the installation. It seemed to remember where it left off and everything seemed fine until the reboot. Snow Leopard ran very, very slow. Like I had 6,000 fonts loaded and was running 6 intense programs at once. I am thinking the installation messed up since the computer crashed.

I am currently restoring my system from my Time Machine and will try the Snow Leopard install again.

Does anyone have any insight into what is going on? Or some advice? Someone mentioned to erase the hard drive and do a clean install, but how would I get my files back from the Time Machine after that? Wouldn't it be piece by piece, because if I restored a back-up after an OS upgrade I would think it would restore the old OS.

Best regards,

Kkamin

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • 1. Re: Upgraded from 10.5 to 10.6 but now running SLOW?!?
    macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,510 points)
    You have a couple of options.
    You could erase the disk and do a TM restore. Yes, that would restore 10.5 and then you'd need to run the 10.6 install again.
    Or, you could erase the drive and only install 10.6 and then *the first time it boots up* with 10.6 system, it will boot into Setup Assistant where you can choose to migrate your settings, data, etc. from your TM drive.



    -mj
  • 2. Re: Upgraded from 10.5 to 10.6 but now running SLOW?!?
    vince730 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I would recommend doing a clean install of OS 10.6 (Which for you might mean installing 10.5, and doing an Erase & Install to 10.6 if you can't install 10.6 directly). While it seems convenient, I have found that installing a new OS on top of an old one is just asking for trouble...any quirks/glitches that have developed can transfer over and even new problems can develop.

    If you have a Time Machine backup, you should be able to go back and transfer your Apps/Documents/Files to the fresh install without moving system files (the ones likely to be corrupted/glitchy)
  • 3. Re: Upgraded from 10.5 to 10.6 but now running SLOW?!?
    macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,510 points)
    vince730 wrote:
    I would recommend doing a clean install of OS 10.6 (Which for you might mean installing 10.5, and doing an Erase & Install to 10.6 if you can't install 10.6 directly).

    FYI, 10.6 can be installed directly... no need to re-install 10.5 at all.



    -mj