Installation "Less than a minute" for an hour.

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by littlesmegger, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. littlesmegger macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2011
    My 2011 iMac has been at the "less than a minute" stage of Mountain Lion installation now for nearly an hour and hasn't added anything new to the installer log since keyboard layouts.

    I'm worried of rebooting for fear of losing anything. Is it worth leaving it alone or is it hopeless at this stage? :(
  2. SOLLERBOY macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2008
    The same happened to me with the iMac in my sig, maybe not an hour but quite a while. Stick with it for a little longer.
  3. littlesmegger thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2011
    Ended up risking it and restarting the system, when it asked which partition to boot from, it was labelled as Mountain Lion already, so held my breath and went for it... and despite it not completing instalation it has worked fine [so far, don't want to jinx it haha].
  4. andydckent macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2009
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Well I had the same thing and it seemed to be stuck. Restarted.

    Now I am restoring from an 11 day old backup.

    The system did boot but user profiles were not working.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Apparently, those aren't "New York minutes"! :D

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