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Sounds like Snow Leopard is a major disaster

8918 Views 94 Replies Latest reply: Sep 9, 2009 4:56 AM by Barney-15E RSS
  • TSG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 6:45 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
    Not sure if TD is replying to me or earlier post but i would be happy for any assistance in installing this update!!
    I do not consider myself a techie but have the following points / questions ( which may or may not be contributing to my installation problem)

    I have a MBP ( 2.16ghz intel core duo 2gb ram 500gb hdd ( installed after warantee expired )
    I have only just found out that the installed hdd is not GUID which stopped the original install of SL
    I thought i would be able to connect a 500gb USB drive and install on that, transfer/migrate settings and programs across and replace the fitted hdd with the new one.

    I tried 4 time installing the SL on the external hdd but the MBP got so hot it turned off 3 times around the 20 minute remaining time.

    on the 4th time i blew a fan across the laptop and the installation got to 5 minutes remaining and then an error message saying installer had encountered and error that cause installer to fail and to contact Apple.

    What i would eventually like to achieve is install the update, transfer/migrate settings & Programs and have boot camp running for several small programs that dont behave under parrallels or fusion.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks
    kev
    Mac Mini & MacBook Pro 2.1Ghz 200Gb 7200 Hd, 2Gb Ram, Superdrive and Icamera, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 1Gb ram, 80gb HDD, Combo optical, BT & Airport + 1Tb Time Capsule+iPhone+iTouch
  • Michael Cole Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 6:45 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    I want to add my name to the list of VERY satisfied SL installers. 45 min and I was up and running. Installing Rosetta only took seconds and every application I have works flawlessly. It automatically installed drivers for the printers I connect to. There's a very noticeable increase in speed in opening applications and files. The icing on the cake is that it freed up 12GB of HD space, not the 6GB promised. I don't know where all this extra space came from, but I'm not complaining.
    Macbook ProX2; iMac; iPhoneX3, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 6:49 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    .. my installation SL was flawless.. peripheral applications like Time Capsule restarted where it left off under 10.6 without a hitch.. actually, Time Capsule is running faster now.. iTunes is sync'ing with Apple TV and iPhone.. my Verizon AirCard even works.. lastly, my HP All-in-one 7210 printer runs as expected.

    During the installation process 10.6 discovered that my Symantec Anti-Virus was incompatible with 10.6 (Symantec is always late with support).. it created a folder and placed the Symantec plist in it.. i ran Symantec LiveUpdate, and now it works! Go figure!
    MacBook Pro 15" 2.5GHz with 4Gbytes, Mac OS X (10.6), iPhone, Time Capsule, AppleTV, Vonage, G-Technology G Drive
  • K24A2 Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 6:57 AM (in response to PJB)
    Transmission 1.74 works fine. It was updated earlier this week.
     17" MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz C2D / Hi-Res Display / 500 GB 7200 RPM HD, Mac OS X (10.6),  iPod Classic 160 GB (Silver)
  • ScotMij Level 7 Level 7 (20,635 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:12 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    Very satisfied here with SL on my Intel iMac. Took roughly 40 minutes. One issue with a missing printer driver but new one installed with no problems and Aperture found it immediately. I note that display gamma default has changed to 2.2. I had another issue with Super Duper! but that was my own fault. SD! tried to Smart Update my 10.5.8 backup .....
    24" iMac 2.8, 1.8SP_G5, iMac20"G5 iSight (iBook/600, iPod 15), Mac OS X (10.6), Willis Faber Slide Rule
  • Arkbear Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:15 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    I, too, had a nearly trouble-free upgrade. 45 minutes from start to finish and most everything was fine after the upgrade. There are couple of things I do before diving into these updates that I believe save headaches: 1) update all the software and drivers on the machine to the latest version before starting the OS update and 2) make sure there's a good TM backup.

    And be prepared to re-install the odd application after the update. This time the Cisco VPN client needed a reinstall before it would work - but if you're prepared for this kind of thing, it takes 5 minutes to resolve. The VPN client (which may, after all, be unnecessary) was the only unexpected thing I encountered, so for an OS upgrade, I count it a success.

    The other thing worth remembering is that nobody has a gun to your head to update to the latest, greatest. For critical machines, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. When doing an upgrade is a pleasant experiment rather than a leap off a cliff, things seem to go so much better.
    iMac 2.4 & MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,695 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:15 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    You obviously haven't been around very long. With every OS upgrade some people have trouble and there are lots of reasons. A couple upgrades ago a woman came into our store Monday afternoon demanding a refund and threatening to sue Apple. In the middle of the installation her battery ran out of juice - yep she ignored the warning dialog and was installing OS X on battery - and now her computer wouldn't start. That's the most extreme story I can remember - but the fact is people do goofy things which accounts for some failures. One of the more typical stories is the one where people install the OS on a computer that has been having issues thinking the new OS will solve them. Well, that may be the case but more often they now have a new OS with problems.

    Anyway, this forum is a hospital for people with Mac problems so that's what we see. Hundreds of thousands of people have already installed SL by now I'm quite sure and only a small percentage will have any trouble. SL is not a disaster, major or otherwise.
    MacBook • 20 + 24 iMac • MBP, Mac OS X (10.6), WinXP • Linux • iPhone 3GS • Touch
  • Only XM Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:16 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    Five machines here, no problems. All printers and scanners work (even the wireless photo printer using an airport express). No application issues. Ahhhh....
    MacPro 2.66/2 iMac 3.06 24"/MacBook Pro 15" 2.4 2008/Mac Mini Intel/XM 24/7, Mac OS X (10.6), Three PCs in the storage room collecting dust
  • bdobson Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:22 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    Let's not blow things out of proportion here now. The people who are not having a problem tend no to read nor post in forums like this. I, however, have had no issues at all with my SL installation and everything is running fine.

    Sure there are problems, there are bound to be with any OS upgrade from any company but it is not fair to call it a disaster.
    Mac Pro Quad Core 2.8ghz
  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:30 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    .. i think Devlin was trying to make a joke.. might have been a bad choice since he's not a friend of yours.. maybe his humor was lost in the english translation thing.. but I took it as a joke.

    I thought your post was reasonable btw.
    MacBook Pro 15" 2.5GHz with 4Gbytes, Mac OS X (10.6), iPhone, Time Capsule, AppleTV, Vonage, G-Technology G Drive
  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:28 AM (in response to Spookola)
    .. also seems to find my other HP printers..
    MacBook Pro 15" 2.5GHz with 4Gbytes, Mac OS X (10.6), iPhone, Time Capsule, AppleTV, Vonage, G-Technology G Drive
  • Hiltonjoy Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:39 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    No issues with the upgrade. Fast and friendly, just as I expect the mac to be.
    Only issue is with the software from Vodafone Mobile Connect. Doesn't work !!!
    Will try other internet settings and hope all is well.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,545 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:45 AM (in response to dwb)
    I like that - ER triage - over here!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage
    Mac Pro 8800GT WD VelociRaptor 10k, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Windows 7 Core i7 920 GTS 250 CyberPower UPS
  • franzenkris Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:47 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    Adding my experience I too had a great installation experience, installed it on my three machines, even my Tiger, and all worked great. The only hick-up I had was with a third-party app that I was able to figure out on my own and solve without having to contact Apple. Coming from the Microsoft side when I upgraded then I had loads of problems and always had to call support but with Apple, like they say, it was easy enough to figure out on my own.
    I love my computer even more and I am happy I paid the $49 for the family upgrade and so is my family!
    Cheers to all who love Apple!
    Macbook pro 17', Mac OS X (10.6)
  • franzenkris Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:49 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    Oh one more miraculous thing happened. My wireless Apple mouse wasn't working correctly on my computer running Leopard and after I installed SL it now works brilliantly!! Don't know if it was the upgrade or the mouse but it works now and I am doubly happy!
    Macbook pro 17', Mac OS X (10.6)
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