I feel your pain because I've been there. Because I've been stung by loading up on day 1 (or week 1 or even month 1) I avoid early adoption like a plague.Obviously, it's most likely an isolated case, but a word of warning - OSX Mavericks caused by Mac Pro to fail to boot - just booting to a grey screen.
Honestly - this is such a pain. No disaster, my data is stored separately, but WHAT A PAIN.I feel your pain because I've been there. Because I've been stung by loading up on day 1 (or week 1 or even month 1) I avoid early adoption like a plague.
reboot and hold left click down to open drive door at boot.Honestly - this is such a pain. No disaster, my data is stored separately, but WHAT A PAIN.
Does anyone know how to abort a broken install like this? I can't even get the DVD drive to open to get that in to recover.
Aye. This happened to me too, except maybe closer to 30 minutes. I was just about to do a restart when it finally finished. There have been several similar reports of "less than a minute" taking somewhat longer than an actual minute.I managed to upgrade OK but hung on install "less than a minute" for 15 minutes then away we went - all seems OK so far so good.
I don't know what it's doing but when I installed Mavericks and it rebooted, Little Snitch when bezerk with popups for what seemed like connections to my Safari bookmarks, maybe... I couldn't select any of the Little Snitch options so mashed the mouse button without looking past the first few warnings.It has been confirmed in the Mavericks sub-forum that the final second can take up to 10-15 minutes. Just be patient and let the installer finish.
Fair point, but given what I had to do to get it back, it normally would have required a trip to the Apple Store. The 10.8 installation was relatively clean & recent, and the fact that the DVD install disc wouldn't boot wasn't a great sign.Worked perfectly for me.
I think the thread title could do with being changed though... "killed" implies it actually irreparably damaged the Mac Pro.