OS X Mavericks installer stuck.

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by DavidBlack, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. DavidBlack macrumors 6502a

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    I was installing Mavericks today and the installer stuck on less than a minute remaining. So I restarted it. Just wondering if I might have broken anything.
     
  2. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    I installed the GM on two different machines, and it got stuck for a while too, a good 5 minutes I'd say, but it finally finished. Maybe you just need to wait a little longer. How long did you wait?
     
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    It has been reported by many that the final minute takes far more than a minute. Just wait and let the installer finish doing its thing.

    Restarting the installation should not have any consequences.
     
  4. DavidBlack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I waited for around 7 minutes.
     
  5. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    You probably jumped the gun. It took strangely long to finish at that point on both installations, but finish it did.
     
  6. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    It took like 2 hour 30 minutes to install on my Mid-2009 13" Macbook Pro with 4GB of RAM. I just left it alone.
     
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    DavidBlack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think I will reinstall. It's a good thing I made a copy of the Installer from the MAS.
     
  8. Fabricman112 macrumors regular

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    that last minute lasted 5 min for me also.. rMBP 15" 2013
     
  9. DavidBlack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I reinstalled it and it took around 10 mins on the less than a minute remaining. But it finished successfully.
     

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  10. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    I have a friend, whom obtained the GM Seed from a secret dark place. He tried to install it on his iMac, left it installing overnight as he slept. In the morning it said 1 minute remaining. He left for a twelve hour work day, then returned home to find 1 minute remaining. He went to sleep and woke up in the morning to 1 minute remaining.

    I think there maybe a bad copy floating around in those dark secret places. This is the reason to obtain it ONLY directly from Apple.
     
  11. DavidBlack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I obtain my copy from the Developer Portal.
     
  12. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Hopefully they get it fixed it took good ten or fifteen minutes on my machines, with me starting at a 1 second left screen both times.
     
  13. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    It happened to me too. Bare faced lying at the end - on the octopus Mac Pro must have been 6-8 minutes for the last minute.
     
  14. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Same here. Took about 10mins on my MBP.
     
  15. MeUnix macrumors 6502

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    On my Alum MacBook, it was stuck on "Less than 1 minute..." for about 15 minutes. Just have to wait through it! ;)

    - Kyle
     
  16. Jared- macrumors newbie

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    It's been this way for the past few versions of OS X.

    Patience.
     
  17. megalaser macrumors 6502

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    The less than a minute remaining is never accurate you just have to leave it and wait for it to complete.
     
  18. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. The last minute took at least 10 minutes on 2011 Macbook Air.
     
  19. jkmlaok macrumors newbie

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    It's ok, just a random hiccup

    It said less than a minute remaining for ten minutes. After if finally finished, it rebooted. Once it rebooted it "finished installation" and did the same thing again. Everything is fine I presume. Mid 2009 3.06 Ghz D 8g RAM.
     
  20. JazminesJizz macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook Mid 2010 is doing this exact same thing, and I obtained it directly from the App Store, I started the install and before I went to bed it said 44 min remaining about 10 min later the download bar was significantly progressing but it went up to 49 min remaining ....when I woke up in the morning (after 8hrs) it now says 47 min remaing and it is stuck there ....not progressing any longer, and with the little rainbow hourglass is where the cursor should be, Anyone else have this problem and now how to fix it maybe?????
     
  21. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Fortunately, I read some of the comments on this and patiently waited for that long less than one minute--I think on my rMBP it took about 10 or 15 minutes--but all was well once it went on the the next installation process--just have to be patient. :)
     
  22. josh.b macrumors regular

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    IIRC about 15 minutes on one of my 3 macs. My 2012 late iMac only took around 3 minutes being stuck.
     
  23. dpederson macrumors newbie

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    Yosemite install stalls

    I have a MacBook Pro (2012) w/16G RAM and i7 cpu, and It has stalled out with one minute left for over 30 minutes. I've restarted twice. I guess I'll let it sit over night.


    This seems to be a problem that they should fix. I can't imagine what it could be doing for that length of time.
     
  24. ruediheimlicher macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here. I found a workaround with moving the big folders in /usr/local to the homedir before installing Yosemite and moving them back after.
    https://tug.org/mactex/yosemite.html
    Worked well.
     

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