Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 12:27 AM (in response to mzimmers)
Upgrade installs have always been a source of trouble, especially upgrading from Leopard. Your best solution is to do a complete erase and install of Snow Leopard and start from scratch.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 12:55 AM (in response to mzimmers)
I edited my post..
Might be a good idea to run Disk Utility and check the startup disk.
Launch Disk Utility located in /Applications/Utilities
Select the start up disk on the left then select the First Aid tab.
Click: Verify Disk (not Verify Disk Permissions)
If the startup disk needs repairing, follow the instructions for Using Disk Utility to verify or repair disks
While you have the startup disk selected in Disk Utility, check Capacity & Available at the bottom of the window. Make sure there's a minimum of 15% free disk space.
And make sure where you see: S.M.A.R.T status; it says Verified.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 12:55 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Hi, Carolyn -
Pretty much did everything you suggested. Disk came back as OK.
I've decided to erase it and reinstall...guess we'll soon see how effective TM is as a user and application backup.
Thanks for the suggestions.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 1:00 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Yeah, the plan is to install 10.6.3, then do the combo update, then restore from TM. There's plenty of space; the disk only had about 60GB used and it's a 320.
Guess we'll see in about an hour; shall I put on a pot of coffee?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 1:54 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Well, I'm further than I was before...the combo update did install on top of the clean install. I'm running Software Update again, and getting a few more straggling updates in. I guess I'll be ready for TM in about 10 minutes...