Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 2:13 AM (in response to baxtermcc)
I had this issue on a Mac mini. I chose to use the Recovey boot, restored my system a few times...rinse..repeat...
At this point I ran Disk Utility instead of restoring my mac. I noticed that the Mavericks disk image was laoded, so I thought that I would try to boot holding down the OPTION key, and hope that the Mavericks disk appeared in the Starup Manager. It did. I chose to boot from the Mavericks disk, on the starup volume screen, and the install proceded without a hitch - all of my settings, files and programs were intact after the update to Mavericks.
I am having Spotlight indexing issues now, but I see others are ahving the same problem, so I don't think it's related.
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 7:38 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Yes, my iMac is a mid-2007 so it is the minimum supported system. I am almost to the point where I'm ready to chalk it up to "system not supported", regardless of what Apple posts.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 7:41 AM (in response to DCIFRTHS)
Were you able to see the Mavericks disk image in Disk Utilities? If so, how?
I would have though a system restore from Time Machine would have removed the Mavericks image.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 3:49 PM (in response to baxtermcc)
After several restores, using internet recovery, I downlaoded Mavericks again. I started the insatll, and when the machine rebooted, I got the kernal panic. It was at this point that I powered down the box, and reboted holding down the OPTION key. The Mavericks image was one of the disks available on the startup volume screen - which was what I was hoping for.