Slow install on 10.10 a.k.a. Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by RedPenguinGB, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. RedPenguinGB macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2014
    Does anyone else have this problem? Mine is stuck at 20 mins!
  2. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    Strange, mine sailed right through and took about 17 minutes at max. One of the fastest installations of OS X, ever. I did a clean install though, you doing a clean install or an upgrade?

    I'd advise waiting it out. Others have had the same problem, some even taking 2 hours or so to complete the install, despite the wait time being a completely different time.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    There's another thread that people were stuck at the 4 minute to go mark.

    See this thread and the advice was to let it sit there, which may be as long as an hour.
  4. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    My computer got stuck multiple times but eventually rebooted into Yosemite, maybe an hour later. I couldn't tell how much estimated time was left because my entire screen was covered in artifacts and lines. Don't know what that was about but Yosemite doesn't have those glitches.
  5. Kariya macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010
    I actually gave up. Tried to install it 4 times and it froze everytime. I'm not that desperate and don't have the time to waste troubleshooting. I'll wait for newer iterations of the beta.

    Besides from the reports its infested with bugs.
  6. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    I've been at "about a minute remaining" for about 9 hours. Think I need to try again.
  7. RedPenguinGB thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2014
    Yeah..... Mine is finished so I have no problem, except Messages and FaceTime won't open.... Gonna write a new thread:mad:
  8. stagi macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006

    did this ever finish for you? I'm waiting at about 3 hours now
  9. sdse78 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Yes, mine is stuck at 20 mins. It's been on 20 mins for the last hour. I'm not sure If I should wait it out, or reboot in safe mode like some have suggested. I'm slightly annoyed at this point. Never has an upgrade operated in this manner. Apple should be embarrassed.
  10. trevorbsmith macrumors member

    Dec 17, 2007
    I had the hanging with "about a minute remaining" problem too.

    This fixed it:

    Short story: the installer removes then re-copies everything in /usr/local. Some people have lots of stuff there. The installer does not accurately report the time remaining while it is taking (sometimes hours) to copy those files.

    You can see what's going on in terms of file copying if you open the log:


    during the install.
  11. loz15 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2015
    I am currently waiting for yosemite to finish doing a clean install on macbook pro late 2008 and it seems to be taking forever to move on from the setting up account screen was wondering is there anything i can do to speed this up as i just want to get on with reinstalling my programs on the mac
  12. c8rlo macrumors 6502


    Sep 1, 2015
    my problem was my work's internet(showing approx. 4+hrs til completion, yikes). finished it at home, and flew through the process... :confused:

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