Problems installing Snow Leopard

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  1. Boilerette macrumors newbie

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    I have Leopard 10.5.7 and I am upgrading to Snow Leopard 10.6. Here's what happens:

    1. Insert disk
    2. Click Install (Install begins and progress meter starts).
    3. After about 20 minutes, progress meter reads "Time Remaining 46 minutes".
    4. suddenly, progress meter fills in completely with blue and white "barber pole" style fill. Still reads "46 minutes remaining".
    5. Computer reboots.
    6. Computer hangs on reboot (I let this run for 3 hours before I gave up).
    7. Powered down computer.
    8. Turned computer back on pressing F12 to eject the disk.
    9. Computer boots normal.
    10. Check Apple > About this Mac
    11. Still reads 10.5.7.

    BTW, I have tried this 3 times and it behaves the same.

    Any advice? Just as a side note, I don't hear the DVD disk spinning fast or anything like that.
     
  2. Ries27 macrumors newbie

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    I had a similar problem also. I upgraded to Snow Leopard from the latest version of Leopard. After the installer had progressed to about 20% I received the message that installation would continue after restart. My MacBook restarted but the installer failed to continue.

    I simply ran the installer again and was successfully able to install Snow Leopard on the second try. Everything seems to be functioning normally. I've seen a few bugs with how my Exchange calendars and contacts sync with Mail (they don't), but others I work with have also experienced this problem. Other than this Exchange issue I have had no problems with Snow Leopard.
     
  3. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    My Iomega Hard Drives can't be accessed via FW800 anymore after the upgrade. Stuck using USB now... :(
     
  4. ahamp macrumors newbie

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    Same issue here!

    Any luck on finding the problem? I'm having the same issue.
     
  5. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Could try backing up all your files, then doing a clean install.
     
  6. Boilerette thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found the solution!!

    Although I failed to find the problem, I did find a solution.

    1. Turned of the computer
    2. put in the SL DVD (wouldn't go all the way in but sat it there).
    3. Held down the "c" key and turned on the 'puter.
    4. Computer powered up and the disk was taken in.
    5. Computer booted to "Install Snow Leopard" mode.
    6. Installed successfully. Took < 50 minutes.

    It didn't write over any of my files or apps either... so it did an update rather than a replace, which is a good thing.
     
  7. Angela3377 macrumors newbie

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    upgrade

    Tried installing snow leopard, it went for 30 mins then said it could not install, to restart and try again. Tried again and it said the same thing, over and over, even after restarting a few times, I clicked on quit install mac os x, and now the only screen that shows up is the startup screen apple with the circle for booting up! I do not know what I can do now to fix it! Any help would be awesome, I am so worried. Thought this would be easy after reading about it this morning.. Thanks.
     
  8. Boilerette thread starter macrumors newbie

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    First, is the Snow L disk in the computer? Hold down the power button until it turns off then press F12 and keep holding it, turn on the computer and it should eject the disk.

    See if you get back to your old OS then.

    Are you upgrading from Tiger or Leopard? Don't know if that would make a difference.

    Try this:

    1. Turned off the computer
    2. put in the SL DVD (wouldn't go all the way in but sat it there).
    3. Hold down the "c" key and turned on the 'puter.
    4. Computer will be powered up and the disk will be taken in.
    5. Computer boots to "Install Snow Leopard" mode.
    6. Installed successfully. Took < 50 minutes.

    If that all fails, your SL disks came with tech support phone numbers.
     
  9. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    or...

    you can insert disk whilst computer is running, go to system preferences/startup disc and select the Snow Leopard disc, computer then reboots and runs the disc.
     

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