ML Will not install!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by borostef, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. borostef macrumors 6502

    borostef

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    I have downloaded ML, but when I try to install it the installer says it can not install to my system (Lion) SSD because it is beeing used as a Time machine backup HD, although I am using an external HDD for my Time machine backups.
    Help, please.
     
  2. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    Check disk utility, make sure all the partitions are good there.
     
  3. borostef thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean are they all ok? This is my situation...
     

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  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you disable TM, and/or disconnect your external drives and re-try?
     
  5. borostef thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is what I get!
     

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  7. denisvj macrumors regular

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    Do you have a sparsebundle file in your hard disk ? like the ones that Time Machine creates .

    Maybe that is why the installer is thinking the disk is a backup disk.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Is there a file Backups.backupdb at the root level on your Macintosh HD?

    You may need to use the terminal, type cd / and then ls -al to see everything.

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    If you see it, trash it and then retry the install.

    Here's the Apple KB I found on it
     
  9. borostef thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sparsebundle? Could you explain please... And if there is, how do I get rid of it?
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    sparsebundle is the actual time machine back up, Backups.backupdb is the database that TM uses to manage the backups. If you remove the Backups.backupdb file the install should work. If you see a sparsebundle file, then you were using the volume for TimeMachine backups. Deleting that is deleting your backed up data (on the Macintosh HD drive).
     
  11. borostef thread starter macrumors 6502

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    @ maflyn
    Thank you so much, that did the trick! You rule!!!:D
     

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