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How is it possible that anyone (especially Apple) would design an operating system that had a 2+ hour disk check on initial boot, with no status screen? This is obviously a ploy to get you to be patient for two more hours while Apple tries to figure out the issue.
How do you initiate an Archive/Install? I'm sick of watching this blue screen!
Same problem here - did a default upgrade and was rewarded with a blue screen and cursor - nothing else.
Rebooted to DVD, fired up Disk Utility and repaired both disk and permissions - still nothing.
Rebooted to DVD (again), and selected Archive and install with the preserve settings option ticked.
It's installing now (again...) wish me luck.
I managed to fix this issue with my machine. I was getting the BSoD (for shame, Apple, doing the same thing we used to be able to prod Windows users about) and suspected it to be APE. Rather than go through the insanity of uninstall/restore/archive and reinstall, etc, I decided to try to manually uninstall APE and continue booting. It worked. APE is used by a lot of plugins, most notably by Unsanity (ShapeShifter, amongst others). The uninstall, based on their site at http://unsanity.com/support.php?vf=43 is:
Please note that this does involve manipulation of files from the root prompt. This is not for the faint-of-heart, or those who are unfamiliar with the UNIX file system/command structure.
1. Reboot into single-user mode (hold Cmd-S while booting machine)
2. Follow the directions OSX gives you when you get to the prompt (I think these were them - just type the two commands it tells you to):
fsck -fy /
/sbin/mount -uw /
3. Remove the following files:
rm -rf /Library/Preference Panes/Application Enhancer.prefpane
rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/Application Enhancer.framework
rm -rf /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Application Enhancer.bundle
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.unsanity.ape.plist
4. Exit, to continue booting normally
Hope this helps some of you!
I'm currently "stuck" as well......
Its been about an hour so far. But I was actually able to log in, and watch the startup video. Now its just sitting here at the new Leopard wallpaper, fans blowing away
I'm just going to wait it out... *crosses fingers*
FYI... I did the Archive and Install option.
Message was edited by: brandonee
Power down and reboot holding down the "C" key to boot from the DVD.
Start the installation.
When it reaches the point where you select the hard disk, you'll see a greyed out option button at the lower left.
Select the disk, and the options button will become active.
Click it and select Archive and Install, and also select the preserve settings box below it.
Dear alanbgt ,
If you need a comment from Apple you might have to call them,
A thread like this might get attention from Apple if the posts are going up to some 100s of messages, but not yet.
If think, however, that, if this really happens to a larger customer base, Apple should reconsider its strategy to give out beta-releases only to a handful (paying $$$/year) developers.
This was the first time since OS 8 that I had to choose the Archive and Install option to get the system running.
Update: Did Archive & Install and it now works.
I think their "update" mode is broken.
If you read on, you'll see it may have something to do with APE & Unsanity utilities, so the fix may be to use FWDM (Fire Wire Disk Mode) and uninstall any APE stuff.
Hope it works.
Thanks Apple for wasting 6 hours on an install.