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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 9:18 PM (in response to plastermaster)

    Learning is good, good luck Tom, & do drop in again!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 9:22 PM (in response to plastermaster)

    Great to hear Ron. in THEORY you won't lose anything, I still wouldn't do it on the road!

     

    But if you mus, at least do this first...

     

    "Try Disk Utility

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

     

    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.

     

    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 10:44 PM (in response to plastermaster)

    letter c.

     

    The newest OSX Disc you have, SL/10.6 in this case.

     

    WE don't know if it needs repairor not, but it won't hurt to do it whether it does or not.

     

    Yes, before installing, if there are any errors on the Disk then nobody can predict what'll get borked, Repairing it helps insure that things will go right as possible.

     

    Hey, no worry on the questions... it's the right thing to do if you have questions... despite my dear old dad whopping you upside the head for asking when you should know, then whopping you upside the head because you should've asked if you didn't know when you messed it up!???

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 22, 2012 7:46 PM (in response to plastermaster)

    Then I restart again NOT in safe mode, and with the SL disc ejected?

    Doesn't really matter.

    To sum it up. I am going to upgrade to SL in safe mode and do the disc and permissions repair as you directed and then I'm done. (as long as it is working OK. )

    Yes, after install, try Safe mode first for updates, but that's just triple/quadruple safety, you can do it otherwise.

    Apple does not support 10.5 now.

    Well, you can still get the 10.5 updates for 10.5 as far asthey go thouggh.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 5:45 PM (in response to plastermaster)

    might go to a nearby coffee shop and see if it is faster there.

    Good idea.

    WIth 10.5 I had 47 GB free space on my HD now that 10.6 is installed I have 93 GB free! Any ideas as to what happened there?

    Pretty strange, I could guess, but too little to go on really.

    Are there any programs that come with SL that I would be better off scrapping?

    Not much to be gained with any APPs, unused Langes & Printer Drivers would be the biggest things.

    I am still in safe mode (just finished the upgrade and haven't gone to reg mode yet) and it doesn't look any different than normal. Does that sound correct?

    Really tough to tell the diff, some high end APPs won't run because of lesser drivers, like for Video, that & the Login with the rred Safe Mode line are about it.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 6:38 PM (in response to plastermaster)

    Sometimes correcting the Disk Directory, like with a Safe Boot, will correct eroneous free Space reports.

     

    You need the big 10.6.8 Combo...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 10:14 PM (in response to plastermaster)

    Slight possibility, but I'm pretty sure it was the Safe Boot which repairs the Directory, things like block counts, free space, used space, etc. that did it, the Install of 10.6 was not really a factor after that.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 10:26 PM (in response to plastermaster)

    Happy Holidays!

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