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Oct 25, 2007, 08:58 AM
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Link: Guidelines for Installing Leopard (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20071025095818)
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koobcamuk
Oct 25, 2007, 09:10 AM
I have leopard and cannot install it.

There is something broken about filesystem check, or better, leopard finds errors on your hd (improved checking) but can not repair them and so your filesystem remains dirty.

Watch the posts flood in...

guitarman777
Oct 25, 2007, 10:00 AM
I have leopard and cannot install it.

There is something broken about filesystem check, or better, leopard finds errors on your hd (improved checking) but can not repair them and so your filesystem remains dirty.

Watch the posts flood in...

Have you tried making your repairs using the Tiger install disc? Instead of asking Leopard to do it, try making the changes/repairs within the existing system. Just a thought. Good luck!

wordmunger
Oct 25, 2007, 10:04 AM
Speaking of which... anyone know if Time Machine can be activated later? I want to take some time to make sure everything works, and my understanding is that Time Machine will erase my backup hard drive. So I'd rather not use it for the first week or so, just to make sure everything's working all right.

zirkle2007
Oct 25, 2007, 10:06 AM
Speaking of which... anyone know if Time Machine can be activated later? I want to take some time to make sure everything works, and my understanding is that Time Machine will erase my backup hard drive. So I'd rather not use it for the first week or so, just to make sure everything's working all right.

From what I understand, it asks you if you want to use the hard drive as the Time Machine back up when you plug it in. Just say no. You can turn it on later under the preferences.

atari1356
Oct 25, 2007, 10:12 AM
MacFixit also has a good guide for installing Leopard:

Preparing for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Installation -- Avoiding issues before and after updating (http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20071023091749337)

They also have a warning not to use current disk utilities on Leopard (http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20071024094829561)

Consultant
Oct 25, 2007, 10:45 AM
Have you tried making your repairs using the Tiger install disc? Instead of asking Leopard to do it, try making the changes/repairs within the existing system. Just a thought. Good luck!

I think Post #2 is sarcasm, but the author did not state it, only implied it.

DUCKofD3ATH
Oct 25, 2007, 12:03 PM
...if you still rely on classic for some applications, do not install Leopard as it does not support Classic/OS9 mode anymore.

Wow, how did I miss this tidbit until now?! So even if I have a Mac that can run Classic apps such as Adobe FrameMaker, Leopard can't run it?

So much for updating my barely year-old G5 then. :mad:

Nermal
Oct 25, 2007, 01:18 PM
Wow, how did I miss this tidbit until now?! So even if I have a Mac that can run Classic apps such as Adobe FrameMaker, Leopard can't run it?

I missed it too, but it's true (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303137).

SawTooth500
Dec 10, 2007, 05:00 PM
Repartition so you have an OSX partition and an OS9 partition (and maybe an ext3 for Linux) and then bless them both for booting. If your machine will boot up OS9 at all then there is no problem( That is a PPC machine, the Intells won't do it.). So you can't use classic. Big deal! I just boot into OS9 when I want to do something with it. Like updating the firmware.

IJ Reilly
Dec 10, 2007, 05:33 PM
MacFixit also has a good guide for installing Leopard:

Far superior advice compared to the headline article. Maybe something was lost in the translation, but I would not give that advice to anyone.