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  • 105. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    norsi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Reply to kiddkiddkidd

    I agree. Something must be wrong with the software. It told me my hard drive was corrupt and it had to be erased in order to install OS Mavericks. I had never experienced any problems with my hard drive before. What I did was restart my iMac and try again. This time the installation worked perfectly! I have now OS Maverics and I have experienced no problems. So this means MY HARD DRIVE WAS NOT CORRUPT.

  • 106. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    No it doesn't.

     

    Pete

  • 107. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    nicoladie Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    No, it doesn't work. I figured out it's the problem with Java. The java update was corrupted. Since I guess AppStore and Safari use java, it failed royally. It doesn't seem there is a way to do a full upgrade. The upgrade is delta update so if it is corrupted, there is no way to repair the corrupted java file. I can't even use AppStore to re-install Java.

  • 108. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    I have had Java turned off for over a year and have had full access to the App Store and Safari.

     

    Pete

  • 109. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    biologyoracle Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    When the blue bar got to the end, and it said "less than 1 minute remaining" ... Then it just sat there for a good 15 minutes!  I was beginning to think something had gone wrong, and was tempted to force a restart - but fearing the consequences of doing that I just kept waiting and eventually it finished.

  • 110. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    Mark B14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "OS X could not be installed on your computer

     

    The OS X upgrade couldn't be started because the disk Macintosh HD is damaged and can't be repaired. After your computer restarts, back up your data, erase your disk, and try installing again.

     

    Click Restart to restart your computer and try installing again."

     

    This

  • 111. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    biologyoracle wrote:

     

    When the blue bar got to the end, and it said "less than 1 minute remaining" ... Then it just sat there for a good 15 minutes!  I was beginning to think something had gone wrong, and was tempted to force a restart - but fearing the consequences of doing that I just kept waiting and eventually it finished.

    Yes, for some reason every install since and including Snow Leopard have done this. If you select Show Process, you will see that it is still installing data evn while saying 1 minute left. Patience is a virtue, luckily.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • 112. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    nicoladie Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I finally fixed the problem after I reinstalled Maverick three times in recovery mode.  The third time finally fixed the corrupted files.

  • 113. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    Loner T Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    If the Install Mavericks application resides on an EXTERNAL drive (in my case a Firewire drive), the installation is stuck on the Boot screen with the Apple logo and the wheel (probably because FW drivers are not loaded yet). If the application is copied to an internal drive, it works correctly. I have upgraded to Mavericks on a DIY Fusion drive which also has Bootcamp. No issues so far.

     

    Flip4Mac (and some other plugins may not work or may require upgrades - http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1222069 )

     

    The same FW drives works properly when connected after the Mavericks upgrade.

  • 114. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    rezaputra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) after i downloaded the Maverick installer and starting the installation it's apear the message, it said "Cannot continue the installation, because cannot making recovery disk" and restart back to my normal computer. My computer is iMac with snow leopard OS, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 3.06 ghz intel core 2 duo, nVidia Geforce 9400m. Please help me!

     

    Thanks!

  • 115. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    Loner T Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    Reza...

     

    1. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5842

    2. From OSx Terminal -> please post the output of command diskutil list.

  • 116. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    rezaputra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok

    1. my computer is iMac 21.5 inch late 2013 with 10.6.8 osx (Snow leopard)

    2.  here is the output from Terminal

     

    Last login: Fri Nov 22 06:15:13 on ttys000

    Reza-Putras-iMac:~ rezaputra$ diskutil list

    /dev/disk0

       #:                       TYPE NAME                         SIZE            IDENTIFIER

       0:               GUID_partition_scheme              *500.1 GB            disk0

       1:                        EFI                                    209.7 MB          disk0s1

       2:            Apple_HFS Macintosh HD               419.0 GB          disk0s2

       3:       Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP         80.8 GB          disk0s3

    /dev/disk1

       #:                       TYPE NAME                         SIZE            IDENTIFIER

       0:          FDisk_partition_scheme                    *79.8 GB             disk1

       1:             DOS_FAT_32 REZA IPOD              79.8 GB            disk1s1

    Reza-Putras-iMac:~ rezaputra$

  • 117. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    nicoladie Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    You can create the recovery disk partition for Snow Leopard manually (the recovery disk partition is automatically created for Lion, Mountain Lion and Maverick).

     

    Follow this instruction:

    https://support.apple.com/kb/ht4848

  • 118. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    Loner T Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    On a Macmini which originally had ML (and an existing Recovery HD partition...)

     

    /dev/disk0

       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk0

       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1

       2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD            371.2 GB   disk0s2

       3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3

       4:       Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP                128.0 GB   disk0s4

     

    I upgraded to Mavericks without issues.

     

    sudo gpt -vv show /dev/rdisk0

    gpt show: /dev/rdisk0: mediasize=500107862016; sectorsize=512; blocks=976773168

    gpt show: /dev/rdisk0: Suspicious MBR at sector 0

    gpt show: /dev/rdisk0: Pri GPT at sector 1

    gpt show: /dev/rdisk0: Sec GPT at sector 976773167

          start       size  index  contents

              0          1         MBR

              1          1         Pri GPT header

              2         32         Pri GPT table

             34          6        

             40     409600      1  GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B

         409640  725093952      2  GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC

      725503592    1269536      3  GPT part - 426F6F74-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC

      726773128        632        

      726773760  249999360      4  GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7

      976773120         15        

      976773135         32         Sec GPT table

      976773167          1         Sec GPT header

     

    sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0

    Disk: /dev/rdisk0          geometry: 60801/255/63 [976773168 sectors]

    Signature: 0xAA55

             Starting       Ending

    #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec [     start -       size]

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    1: EE 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [         1 -     409639] <Unknown ID>

    2: AF 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [    409640 -  725093952] HFS+       

    3: AB 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [ 725503592 -    1269536] Darwin Boot

    *4: 07 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [ 726773760 -  249999360] HPFS/QNX/AUX

     

    You may be running into an issue because Mavericks may not be able to deal with a Bootcamp partition AND a missing Recovery HD (SL does not have one).

     

    Ignoring your iPod, can you run the two commands (fdisk and gpt) and post the output here?

     

    Is there a possibility that you can

    1. Backup your SL.

    2. Delete the BOOTCAMP partition (after you have a good backup of your Windows installation)

    3. Install Mavericks with a single OS X partition

    4. Re-install Windows.

  • 119. Re: Any problem installing OS Mavericks
    Loner T Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    Nicoladie...

     

    From your link...

     

    System requirements

    • A Mac running OS X Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks with an existing Recovery System on its startup volume.
    • An external USB hard drive or thumb drive with at least 1GB of free space

     

     

    Are you certain SL will let you create a Recovery partition? I do not have SL handy to test it.

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