Leopard Install Blue Screen - CONFIRMED Solution

oliverlubin

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Original poster
Jul 18, 2002
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see here:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1195031&tstart=0 (3/4 way down)

this works!

it seems that ApplicationEnhancer/ShapeShifter might be causing this so if you can, remove these programs before upgrading.

original instructions:

1. Reboot into single-user mode (hold Cmd-S while booting machine)
2. Follow the directions OSX gives you when you get to the prompt (I think these were them - just type the two commands it tells you to):
fsck -fy /
/sbin/mount -uw /
3. Remove the following files:
rm -rf /Library/Preference Panes/Application Enhancer.prefpane
rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/Application Enhancer.framework
rm -rf /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Application Enhancer.bundle
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.unsanity.ape.plist
4. Exit, to continue booting normally
exit
restart

NOTE: some of the paths are different, mine were as follows:

1. Reboot into single-user mode (hold Cmd-S while booting machine)
2. Follow the directions OSX gives you when you get to the prompt (I think these were them - just type the two commands it tells you to):
fsck -fy /
/sbin/mount -uw /
3. Remove the following files:
rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/Application Enhancer.prefpane
rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/Application Enhancer.framework
rm -rf /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Application Enhancer.bundle
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.unsanity.ape.plist
4. Exit, to continue booting normally
exit
restart

for those of you not familiar with the command line in order to enter these paths begin typing the line of text and hit Tab to have it complete the current folder name (up to the next /). if you it Tab twice it will tell you the options that are available. Ideally you should be typing in enough of the line that it's the only option to "auto complete" when you hit Tab.

my system is a G4 1.42 mini, 1GB RAM. I attempted an Upgrade.
 

psychofreak

Retired
May 16, 2006
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London
Menufela is awesome, and gives me the screen space I need....my grandad can't see the mouse without MightyMouse...if you don't have a great need for Unsanity apps, you guys are right in saying they shouldn't be used, but don't dismiss them as a whole...
 

cavemonkey50

macrumors 6502
Aug 9, 2007
311
27
Allentown, PA
This does not just affect ShapeShifter. Programs like Logitech's Control Center install Unsanity's Application Enhancer without the user knowing it. I suspect a lot of people will be having upgrade troubles then.
 

indiekiduk

macrumors 6502
Jul 26, 2005
375
256
Glasgow, Scotland
Yep I can confirm ShapeShifter makes it stuck blue screen at reboot after install. Above instructions worked perfectly. Just be careful entering them, you wouldn't want to do rm -r on System, Library or Preferences by accident!!!
 

chas0001

macrumors 6502a
Sep 18, 2006
804
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Alicante, SPAIN
I can confirm that removing Application Enhancer enabled me to boot into Leopard.

As I have a clone of my hard drive I booted into it and deleted the files on the New Leopard Upgrade hard drive using finder. Worked a treat! PHEW! :)

These are the files I deleted on my Leopard Hard Drive

/Library/Preference Panes/Application Enhancer.prefpane
/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationEnhancer.framework
/System/Library/SystemConfiguration/ApplicationEnhancer.bundle
/Library/Preferences/com.unsanity.ape.plist
 

gnownayr

macrumors regular
Jun 12, 2007
114
0
if i haven't installed shapeshifter or logitech or anything should i be ok? is there any way for me to check if these are on my computer, and if so, can i delete them before i do the upgrade?
thanks!
 

Mindcrime

macrumors regular
Oct 24, 2003
134
46
Houston, Texas
if i haven't installed shapeshifter or logitech or anything should i be ok? is there any way for me to check if these are on my computer, and if so, can i delete them before i do the upgrade?
thanks!
Spotlight "Term" - Open Terminal, type:

locate ApplicationEnhancer

or

locate unsanity

or

locate "Application Enhancer" (with quotes)

Take your pick. If it's embedded in your system, one of these should ferret it out for you.

Edit: Removed a pair of typos.
 

gnownayr

macrumors regular
Jun 12, 2007
114
0
Spotlight "Term" - Open Terminal, type:

locate "ApplicationEnhancer"

or

locate unsanity

or

locate "Application Enhancer" (with quotes)

Take your pick. If it's embedded in your system, one of these should ferret it out for you.
thanks i'll do that! i'm not on my usual computer right now. no quotes for unsanity? and also if it finds them, should i delete them, and using terminal? sorry for all the questions, i'm not used to using terminal. do i type exit before i quit it?
 

Mindcrime

macrumors regular
Oct 24, 2003
134
46
Houston, Texas
thanks i'll do that! i'm not on my usual computer right now. no quotes for unsanity? and also if it finds them, should i delete them, and using terminal? sorry for all the questions, i'm not used to using terminal. do i type exit before i quit it?
The quotes are for phrases, to keep them bound together in the same search parameters, so if the term you're looking for is one word, then no quotes. (In my original post I wrote -- locate "ApplicationEnhancer" -- I typed the quotes here by accident; they're not necessary actually since it is technically one word. The quotes can't hurt though, so if you're unsure just use them. However, they are necessary for -- locate "Application Enhancer" -- since the search is for two separate words. Sorry for the confusion.)

If you find them, then follow the proceedure at the top of this thread to delete the files using Terminal.

When you're done running the commands, you'll see your command line prompter (it will look something vaguely like this: name:~ Username$ <blinking input cursor> ). Just Command + Q to exit it.
 

adav

macrumors member
Dec 26, 2006
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0
re: post #1

genius - thanks so much for the note on tabs to find the files, mine too were in different paths.

many thanks:)
 

Taylor C

macrumors 6502a
May 27, 2007
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I did an erase and install, and after booting into Leopard and getting everything all set up, I'm stuck at a blue screen after reboot. I tried archive and install, it worked, but the problem has come back.
 

mac-convert

macrumors 6502a
Nov 2, 2006
609
0
Are we there yet?
Well - next time I wait for at least a week or two. I had the bluescreen on the Upgrade option. This is a CD Mac-Mini, purchased just after they came out with the "new" ones last year, and upgraded to 2GB memory. Nothing fancy installed - iLife, iWork, etc.

I did the reboot with the "c" key held down, and selected the Archive and Install this time based on a few other articles. Voila! Mahvelous!

That worked - now to go through the rest of the setup.
 

Animalk

macrumors 6502
May 27, 2007
458
2
Montreal Canada
Um i just want to point out that i also got the blue screen with the mouse pointer. I waited 3 minutes and Leopard booted up no problem. I don't have any crazy 3rd party applications though.
 

Agathon

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Jan 19, 2004
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This doesn't look to be centered on just ShapeShifter. Programs like Logitech's Control Center install Unsanity's Application Enhancer without the user knowing it. I suspect a lot of people will be having upgrade troubles then.
I discovered that, and I will never purchase a Logitech product again.

APE is evil.
 

Masquerade

macrumors 6502a
May 16, 2007
654
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agreed. i had completely forgotten id tried ShapeShifter at some point in the past. curiosity obviously came back to bite me though... lesson learned.
according the news you got leopard before developers. so, you can expect this not only from insanity:
 

dkeninitz

macrumors regular
Feb 16, 2003
182
0
Germantown, MD
I got Leopard to successfully install on my MacBook Pro and a G4 TiBook. Got the BSoD on a MacPro, PowerBook G4 and PowerMac G5. The above solution (removing the APE files) worked on the PowerBook but not on the others, so now I'm doing the Archive & Install approach on the last two. What a royal PIA this is: if I wanted to have these kind of installation problems I could have stuck with Windoze. Given how many people are reporting this problem (there are 200 posts with 6,000 views on it at Apple's discussion board), I can't fathom how Apple could have missed it during beta testing. What'd they do, use a beta test group of ten people. I think Apple dropped the ball on this one, but no doubt they'll sweep it under the rug and deny there's a problem.
 

Agathon

macrumors 6502a
Jan 19, 2004
708
60
Aha! I do use a Logitech S530 keyboard and mouse. If this is true, I have one for sale as soon as I get another setup. :mad::mad::mad:
Yeah, my mac was acting strangely, and I googled around and APE was supposed to be responsible, but I hadn't installed it... except it was there. Damn Logitech.
 

mac-convert

macrumors 6502a
Nov 2, 2006
609
0
Are we there yet?
I suppose the good side is that we can stop wondering when 10.4.11 will come out now! Next we can look for iTunes/iPhone/iPod touch upgrades.

Hey - did my Mac OS X just get mini-bricked tonight? :rolleyes: :D
 

lawguy51

macrumors newbie
Oct 27, 2007
4
0
Blue Screen Not Gone :(

Blue screen problem resolved with the command lines solution.

thank you guys!!!!
When I execute the command line:

rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/Application Enhancer.framework

I get a long list of files that are marked Read Only, so are not deleted. Same thing happens when I execute:

rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.unsanity.ape.plist

I have no idea what to do about that. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Lawguy51
 

Virgil-TB2

macrumors 65816
Aug 3, 2007
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When I execute the command line:

rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/Application Enhancer.framework

I get a long list of files that are marked Read Only, so are not deleted. Same thing happens when I execute:

rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.unsanity.ape.plist

I have no idea what to do about that. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Lawguy51
Either you are not in single user mode as per the directions or your permissions are screwed up.

Use DiscWarrior 4 if you have it, or permissions repair from the Disk Utility to fix them?

Sounds weird though and could be something else entirely that you have done. If I was having problems like that though I would take the quicker, and easier way out, format the drive and start over fresh. Much less hassle.
 
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