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Oct 27, 2007, 06:12 PM
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Luap
Oct 27, 2007, 06:26 PM
APE appears to be the likely culprit from the reports ive read. All my Macs used to run it, so im making sure I uninstall it before upgrading to Leopard on each.
Im sure APE will get an update however, then i'll run it again. As besides this, its never given me any problems at all.

FSUSem1noles
Oct 27, 2007, 08:11 PM
I have shapeshifter and application ehancer installed and I was able to upgrade and am operating at no problems *knock on wood*

So I wouldn't say APE is the total problem..

Nugget
Oct 27, 2007, 09:41 PM
This happened to me while upgrading my MacBook Pro. I don't even know what "APE" is, so I'm pretty confident that's not the source of the problems.

I ended up just reformatting the drive and doing a totally fresh install, which worked just fine.

flopticalcube
Oct 27, 2007, 09:44 PM
I have shapeshifter and application ehancer installed and I was able to upgrade and am operating at no problems *knock on wood*

So I wouldn't say APE is the total problem..

Ditto. Its not APE.

Passante
Oct 28, 2007, 06:37 AM
One can always count on the register to cover any and all problems with the Mac OS to the exclusion of almost all positives. I do not understand why macbytes.rumours covers their "publications".


I have 4 Macs to upgrade this weekend. Will be fun to see what happens.

PCMacUser
Oct 28, 2007, 06:47 AM
One can always count on the register to cover any and all problems with the Mac OS to the exclusion of almost all positives. I do not understand why macbytes.rumours covers their "publications".

Yin and yang, man, yin and yang.

Mudbug
Oct 28, 2007, 12:54 PM
One can always count on the register to cover any and all problems with the Mac OS to the exclusion of almost all positives. I do not understand why macbytes.rumours covers their "publications".


I have 4 Macs to upgrade this weekend. Will be fun to see what happens.

I read what's submitted by users, make sure it's topical to current events, and post what I deem relevant. Got better links? Submit them. (http://www.macbytes.com/submit.php)

nagromme
Oct 28, 2007, 01:01 PM
It seems that APE probably is indeed the cause of the problem--just not all versions of APE. Apple has a page on how to get around the resulting blue screen issue. Your modified system is not able to be upgraded in place, so you must install fresh (or at least, Archive and Install, which preserves your data):

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2007/october#sun-28-ape

Wayfarer
Oct 28, 2007, 01:04 PM
No... it's called the "Dreaded Blue Screen of Life"

(even though that contradicts itself) :p

cube
Oct 28, 2007, 01:08 PM
Well, I can't install yet until Apple allows a new version of the Intech Hi-Cap driver to be made, and after that I'm not going to Leopard until I can use the "upgrade" route.

Passante
Oct 29, 2007, 09:46 AM
I read what's submitted by users, make sure it's topical to current events, and post what I deem relevant. Got better links? Submit them. (http://www.macbytes.com/submit.php)

Ouch, sorry Mudbug. I was trying to express my disdain for the register and I can see how you would see it as being critical. My poor post. Again sorry for any offense.

So I had a scare while updating my MacBook core duo. Had a blue screen for about 20 seconds until the login page loaded. Anyone else experience this?

vffikoncer
Nov 3, 2007, 08:04 AM
Well, I can't install yet until Apple allows a new version of the Intech Hi-Cap driver to be made, and after that I'm not going to Leopard until I can use the "upgrade" route.