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BalajiKanniah Calculating status...
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Dec 1, 2012 9:50 PM

Downloaded Mount Lion OS X successfully using recovery mode / Disk utilities

 

And the installer is installing  the OS X, during the installation time, I am getting a message as " the remaining: about : 24 minutes"

like this keeps increasing theIn minus.

 

But the installation is successful.What is the reason and I can not understand why it is happening.

 

What is the solution, please help me out if anybody knows about it.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 9:58 PM (in response to BalajiKanniah)

    But the installation is successful. (...)

     

    What is the solution, please help me out if anybody knows about it.

     

    Well, you don't have a problem, so you won't need a solution. The counter is nothing but an indication, so nothing to worry about.

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 10:14 PM (in response to BalajiKanniah)

    Oh, so the installation was not successful?!

     

    EDIT: Sorry, hit "Add reply" too early...

     

    So, which exact MBP do you have, and which OS X are you trying to update/upgrade?

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 10:50 PM (in response to BalajiKanniah)

    Maybe answer my question...

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,800 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 11:09 PM (in response to BalajiKanniah)

    It sounds as if you have a rather slow Internet connection? If you're using Internet Recovery (which you are) DON'T rely on a wifi connection - make SURE that you are connected to your router via Ethernet as you will get 3x the speed on wired Ethernet as you would on wifi.

     

    So start the process again and remember that you're installing a nearly 5GB file - and it will take some time.

     

    Clinton

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 11:19 PM (in response to BalajiKanniah)

    What OS X version is/was on your machine when you booted into Recovery, and why do you need to use Recovery?

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 12:00 AM (in response to BalajiKanniah)

    You can abort the process anytime and re-try. As clinton says, make sure that your Internet connection works well - interruptions are certainly not helpful...

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,800 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 2:24 AM (in response to BalajiKanniah)

    So you've likely a late 2011 13" MBP. You can upgrade the RAM yourself - up to 16GB using two 8GB 204-pin PC-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM sticks. Or you can just upgrade to 8GB if you want - using two 4GB sticks (but RAM is cheap right now - a good time to buy). At an Apple service center they would simply charge too much for the RAM and installation - it's very easy to DIY.

     

    Do you have a friend or neighbor who has a faster Internet connection? Seems a shame to send the machine out to a service center just to get Mountain Lion installed.

     

    Clinton

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