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Installation appears stuck on a plain blue screen

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  • DaFrenk Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:21 AM (in response to nitramluap)
    Have the same problems here. I am trying an Archive & Install now, because it might have something to do with 3rd party startup items.

    Almost done checking consitency of the disc.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2GB Ram installed
  • nu-gfx Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:36 AM (in response to 4F!ller)
    Still waiting as well... But the disc does not seem to do that much. I can hear it working every few seconds but not all the time. But since the vents are still blowing big time I guess there is happening something under the hood of my PowerBook...
    PowerBook G4
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (13,780 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:46 AM (in response to Stm10)
    Stm10:

    This is a user-to-user forum, not a user-to-Apple one. It is pointless to address anything to Apple here -- you are just talking to other users. If you have problems or comments that need Apple's attention, call Apple support.
    iMac G5/2.0 GHz 17" ALS (Rev B), Mac OS X (10.4.10), 1.5 GB, Kensington Trackball
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (13,780 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:55 AM (in response to nitramluap)
    nitramluap wrote:
    If it was doing something important Apple, put a *progress indicator* on the screen! I'd say they're stalling until they work out what exactly is going on...


    A great idea but probably an impractical one, since the OS isn't going to load until the early part of the boot process verifies that the file system is OK. IOW, the message & the code to drive it would have to load from what is being tested, which defeats the purpose of testing it beforehand.

    IOW, the blue screen is what you see before the OS loads from the drive so anything it would display would have to be in non-volitile memory in the Mac itself. There are better uses for this.
    iMac G5/2.0 GHz 17" ALS (Rev B), Mac OS X (10.4.10), 1.5 GB, Kensington Trackball
  • JayBird1979 Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 6:10 AM (in response to nitramluap)
    Yep, im getting this exact same issue too!!

    Dont know what to do next
    iMac CoreDue 20", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Albert Li Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 6:11 AM (in response to DaFrenk)
    Same problem here. I was trying to install Leopard onto my MBP ext. HDD clone. The installation went fine, took about an hour, but when it rebooted itself. It got stuck on the blue screen. I waited for 35 min, read this post, shut it down, restarted, and same thing happened again.

    After booting back to the Tiger, I reformatted the ext. HDD and start cloning it again now. What should I do next? 1) Try to "upgrade" the master HDD without attaching ext. HDD, or 2) Do the "archive and install" on the ext. clone? Any idea? Thanks for any input!

    Albert
  • 4F!ller Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 6:25 AM (in response to Albert Li)
    To minimize your phone costs:

    I just called the Apple Support again and they said I should wait two more hours (three now) because the harddrive scanning takes more time than with Tiger becaus it also does some repairs. Yes, this sounds also strange for me but I'll wait. * sight *

    It seems to me that they don't really know about the problem yet.

    I'll inform you about changes and the next call in about 2 hours

    Andreas
    iBook G4, iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • JayBird1979 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 6:28 AM (in response to 4F!ller)
    Dont hold your breath. I left mine for about 8 hours total and nothing.
    iMac CoreDue 20", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (13,780 points)
    Just curious, but how is it that you have had Leopard for 8 hours?
    iMac G5/2.0 GHz 17" ALS (Rev B), Mac OS X (10.4.10), 1.5 GB, Kensington Trackball
  • nu-gfx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 6:41 AM (in response to R C-R)
    I got mine six hours ago. UPS delivered it
    PowerBook G4
  • djsflynn Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 6:45 AM (in response to R C-R)
    Maybe this isn't the case, but FWIW, if he was in Australia or New Zealand he could have had Leopard for almost twelve hours by now... it's almost midnight Friday here in Sydney, and many locals who'd pre-ordered Leopard got their copy delivered today, well before the official 6pm (Sydney time) release date...
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • JayBird1979 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 6:48 AM (in response to R C-R)
    Yep, by the magic of the postal system, and also, maybe my math is slightly out, it's actually about 6 and a half. Either way, too long!
    iMac CoreDue 20", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Albert Li Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 6:48 AM (in response to R C-R)
    Just wondering if this problem only happens in "Upgrade" install? Does anyone get the same problem when doing "Erase and install" or "Archive and install".

    Since I was booting from an ext. HDD, by checking the light on the ext. case, I could tell that my MBP kept accessing the ext. HDD during the lockup. Dunno if it's a good idea to let it run non-stop for hours. I don't want to toast it.
  • JayBird1979 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 6:52 AM (in response to Albert Li)
    Ive heard an "Archive and Install" might correct the problem.

    I may try this later. Just hope my iPhoto pictures remain in tact as i neglected to back some of them up.
    iMac CoreDue 20", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Matty Chang Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 6:52 AM (in response to nitramluap)
    Same here,

    stuck on Blue screen with AlBook 1.5GHz. Has been that way for about 2 hrs now.

    Also started up in Single user startup mode and did the FSCK thing. Repaired the disk and still no joy.

    This is looking like it's going to be a big issue!!!

    Come on Apple, we know you read these threads.

    How's about an acknowledgement.
    AlBook 1.5GHz, Mac pro, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
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