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Installation appears stuck on a plain blue screen

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  • Perapoika Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    Installed perfectly on my current model Mac mini.

    However, it has killed my iMac G5. Unplugged everything except for USB keyboard/mouse and still didn't help. Running disk utility on the DVD didn't show any errors. Tried running the upgrade again but still the BSoD.

    I guess I'll have to boot it up in FW disk mode and copy everything off and try a clean install. No big deal, just very annoying and very time consuming (so glad for FW disk mode).

    Not a very good start at all. My other Macs (Macbook, PB, and iMac G4) will be waiting some time until this is sorted ...
    15" iMac G4/12" PB/20" iMac G5/Macbook/Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Ncikstar Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 3:43 AM (in response to nitramluap)
    I had the 10.5 install hang midway thru the 'Installing' screen on my trust old mac mini. It didnt move for about an hour so I hit the power off and disconnected all additional devices (2 x LaCie HDDS, EyeTV box, Apple TV) and changed from wireless mouse to wired.

    So far so good - the install has now proceeded way beyond where it was and tells me I have 15 mins left (the estimates that the install for time to complete are way out btw).

    Will post any more probs if arise.
    Mac Mini PPC and Intel Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Poodfy Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 3:58 AM (in response to nitramluap)
    same blue screen hanging problem with my iMac G5
    tried reinstalling, disk repair, remove printers etc... but nothing.

    worked perfect on my macbook pro (core duo) though.

    apple please help us!!!!
    iMac G5 & Macbook Pro (Core Duo), Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • nu-gfx Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 4:22 AM (in response to nitramluap)
    I rescieved my copy of Leopard today and it is the same thing here with my PowerBook G4. It keeps getting stuck with the empty blue screen while booting. I tried rebooting a few times but it does not help at all. The vents are blowing foll throttle so something is calculating, I guess. The mouse is moving but that is it. I am waiting for an hour now. - Needless to say that I am ****** a bit
    PowerBook G4
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (13,780 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 4:49 AM (in response to nitramluap)
    nitramluap,

    All the problems you have had indicate a major problem with your system, almost certainly one that existed before you tried the install. (The inability to complete a backup should have alerted you to this.)

    In Disk Utility, what partitioning scheme & file system are displayed for your drive? What is the S.M.A.R.T. status?

    Also, have you added or replaced any RAM with third party components? You may want to run Apple Hardware Test from your original installer disk to look for problems as well.

    Good luck!
    iMac G5/2.0 GHz 17" ALS (Rev B), Mac OS X (10.4.10), 1.5 GB, Kensington Trackball
  • Joshua Powell Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 4:58 AM (in response to nitramluap)
    No problems installing here on my 3 month old white Macbook. There was a blue screen at first boot but it only lasted about 1 minute.
    Macbook 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Actually using Leopard Final
  • 4F!ller Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:00 AM (in response to nitramluap)
    I just talked to Apple Phone Support and they said, that's normal that you have to wait a long time on the blue screen because Leopard is checking the whole harddrive after installation. Up to one hour is "normal" (I asked for my iBook G4). ...we'll see what my iBook will say in about an hour
    iBook G4, iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • fc104 Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:02 AM (in response to nitramluap)
    Same problem, tried repairing & rebooting, no luck just the blue screen & no hard disk activity !!!!!

    Someone at Apple needs to respond.
    iMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • nu-gfx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:04 AM (in response to 4F!ller)
    OK, I will try that. Let us see what happens...

    IF that is true and Leopard is just checking the disc it would have been nice to implement a little message that tells you that instead of just looking like a sitting duck...
    PowerBook G4
  • 4F!ller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:07 AM (in response to nu-gfx)
    nu-gfx wrote:
    OK, I will try that. Let us see what happens...

    IF that is true and Leopard is just checking the disc it would have been nice to implement a little message that tells you that instead of just looking like a sitting duck...


    Exactly what I thought *still waiting in front of a cursor*
    iBook G4, iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Stm10 Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:15 AM (in response to fc104)
    Where are the Apple support people in this thread?

    Surely someone should be posting to let us know this massive issue is being looked into and that hopefully there will be a solution for us soon!

    I too have the blue screen and after waiting over one hour switched my MacBook off and now everytime it boots up again it still hangs at this blue screen!

    Apple: GET SOME TO RESPOND IN THIS THREAD ABOUT THIS ISSUE ASAP
  • nu-gfx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:18 AM (in response to nu-gfx)
    Maybe I should add that I did a straight update of my 10.4.10 and did not install the custom language support and some printers. Everything else remained standard.
    PowerBook G4
  • nu-gfx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:19 AM (in response to Stm10)
    I guess there are still in bed sleeping since it is around 5 a.m. in Cupertino...
    PowerBook G4
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