From SL to ML

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by digipeter, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Since I started more than 1:30 ours ago downloading Mountain Lion from the store and its icon appearing in the dock, I keep getting the message "waiting".
    Is this normal procedure, since the upgrade jumps from 10.6.8 to 10.8, or do I better brake the downloading off? Or better be patient, for how long?
  2. macrumors 6502

    El Awesome

    I had no more than 15min until I rebooted to install ML, although I went from Lion to ML.

    Still SL shouldn't take longer than Lion, I'd try again.
  3. #3
    If you actually mean "downloading" with "downloading", then 90 minutes for downloading is okay, depending on your internet connection. Remember, you download 4 GB of data (the installer), and that may take a while.

    The actual installation should not take longer than 30 minutes, once App Store finished downloading the installer.

    Just make sure you have an easy way to return to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, if OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is not to your liking. I recently installed OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, but not before cloning my Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard installation to another HDD, and I got to use that clone half a day later after ML kept crapping out with some simple task (for which I never experienced such crap as far as I can remember). Maybe I try again in another year, but every OS upgrade from Apple since 2011 seems to be not for me.
  4. macrumors 6502

    El Awesome

    Aggreed. With the Mac Pro I own a high-end machine, and I never have problems. I even have enough driver to use stock PC graphics cards.

    But the 2007 iMac of my Dad is terribly slow with Mountain Lion, and my 2008 MacBook Pro also saw faster times. If you're not owning a super-fast Mac, I wouldn recommend using Mountain Lion.
  5. macrumors 6502

    I agree - If I hadn't wanted an iCloud, I would stay at 10.6.8 ..

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