how long does a panther to tiger upgrade take?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Winstonp, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. Winstonp macrumors 6502a

    Winstonp

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    I have an iMac 20' with a 4X DVDR. GB ram. any insight?
     
  2. papplegate macrumors member

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    My Tiger is due tomorrow according to FedEX, but I have read here and on other forums the install takes about 1 hr, but your milage may vary :)
     
  3. nagromme macrumors G5

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    I've seen several reviews saying about an hour.

    BUT:

    * Make a full backup before any major OS upgrade... and that takes time.

    * Spotlight indexing continues in the background for a long time after installation. It doesn't slow anything down, but you won't get to try Spotlight right after installing.
     
  4. Winstonp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winstonp

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    Thanks for you insight on install time . I need to install on multiple machines, in a limited amount of time.

    Perhaps burning it may be faster...
    anyone have any idea how much space the os takes on the DVD?

    Is it 2 DVD's?
    anyone have an idea how long a rip/burn on a 4X DVDR would be?
     
  5. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I did the "upgrade" on my iMac (see sig) and it took between 15-20 minutes to install. Spotlight indexing took about 15 minutes.
     
  6. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    It took me about 40 mins a 12 PB. Rev A. I just did the upgrade.
     
  7. montana macrumors newbie

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    Took about 20-35... g4s more.. g5s less. It was the easiest upgrade yet
     
  8. DeadEye686 macrumors member

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    Theoretically, if you need to install in a rush, you could keep the install volume on an external hard disk (such as an iPod). Firewire transfer rates are faster than optical transfer rates. Check the stickied thread in this forum to see how to do that.
     
  9. Klondijk macrumors newbie

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    Scrap the languages

    I ended up installing three times (Note: scrap any Mail plug-ins before the install, and do an archive and install rather than an upgrade. And back everything up!), and I finally noticed on the third install that there is an option to not install all the languages (I don't know if this was always there on previous installs), but just installing 1 language cut the install time in half (about 15 min) and saved a gig of space.
     

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