Mavericks installation problem...

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by lizardofwoz, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. lizardofwoz macrumors regular

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    #1
    My apologies if this is in the wrong spot…

    Mavericks downloaded without problems but I ran into trouble as soon as I selected my startup disk for installation. Early 2013 iMac 27/i7/16 gigs/Fusion. The original 1Tb hard drive.

    Mavericks declared that my drive was a Time Machine disk and could not accept installation.

    Of course it was NOT a Time Machine disk and never had been. I run an external drive for Time Machine.

    Anyone else experienced this problem? I would be grateful for a solution.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    #2
    Go to the Time Machine pref pane in System Prefs and turn off Time Machine then try again.
     
  3. lizardofwoz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. I'll give it a try...
     
  4. lizardofwoz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried turning off Time Machine, but the strategy didn't work.

    However...

    I located a folder on my hard drive labelled Backups.backupdb that dated back to the ninth of May 2013. I deleted it and Mavericks installed without further problems. I have no idea what that folder was, and what it was doing. It contained another folder that was empty.

    Anyway... thank you for considering my plight, all is well :)
     

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