Can't get El Capitán to Finish the Install

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Pndrgnsvc, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

    Pndrgnsvc

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    On a mid 2010 i7 iMac, going from 10.10.5 to 10.11 (with all peripherals disconnected).

    I can't get El Capitán to finish the install--

    Twice this has happened, with identical results: once on an internal volume and once on an external FW volume.

    Short History:

    All seems to be going well, the DL was uneventful as was most of the install. But then, during the second restart, the installer stalls (hangs?) with about 7 minutes estimated time remaining.

    Two hours later, no progress or change.

    I manually restarted, but that always reverts to the same previously stalled window.

    From a different volume, I could see that System Preferences identified the startup disk with El Capitán on it, but I still can’t get the install to complete.

    I tried repairing the El Capitán volume with Disk Warrior, but that did no good.

    What am I doing wrong? :(
     
  2. Wheelie4 macrumors regular

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    I experience the exact same thing yesterday. I had to force shutdown three different times (waited about 15 minutes after each restart before I shut it down again) and start up again before it finally brought me to the desktop. Haven't experienced any problems so far due to this.
     
  3. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Pndrgnsvc

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    Many thanks, Wheelie4. Unless some other great insight develops, I'll give your idea a go; can't hurt. And then, tomorrow, post back of my success (or not).
     
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    I hope all works out for you well. Best of luck.
     
  5. Pndrgnsvc, Oct 1, 2015
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    Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Pndrgnsvc

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    I booted in to Safe Boot mode and then installed from there. After that, easy-peasy.

    But now AOL/Mail won't accept my PW. I know I am using the correct PW and have even cut & pasted it.

    Any suggestions?

    P.S. Problem solved. I merely deleted the problem account from Mail, and then recreated it.

    Thanks again for the hand-holding.
     
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