Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 5:02 PM (in response to Alvin777)
If you have a AV scanning the install, it will take longer. If it was a disc from Apple I would have turned theAV off and it would hav taken about an hour.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 5:28 PM (in response to Alvin777)
apps running in the background (using OS 10.8.2) are: Time Machine backing up 48GB of 347GB (through USB not Firewire coz' Firewire keeps disconnecting), ClamXAV anti-virus scanning the whole drive, Mail, Safari.
It's never a good idea to have anything else going on during a long install.
You mentioned that ClamXav is scanning your whole drive. Are you actually running a manual scan of your hard drive at the same time or using Sentry to watch your entire drive? If Sentry, then watching the entire drive is almost certainly holding things up. There are far to many temporary files being added and deleted by the system and probably the installers for Sentry to keep up with and scanning them won't catch anything anyway. It's usually sufficient to simply watch your home folder where almost all new files enter. But I suspect you may need to suspend it's use altogether during the installation.