Snow leopard installation hell...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spetznatz, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. spetznatz macrumors regular

    spetznatz

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    I've been trying to install various builds of snow leopard on my mac pro with no success (latest is 10a380).

    I start the installer, choose an install partition, click on 'install', the install window comes up, telling me the installation should take 'around 45 minutes'.

    It copies a load of files to the hard drive, then about five minutes later the machine re-starts, and I am dumped back into my normal leopard installation. If I look at the discs I'm installing to I see a 'Mac OS X. install data' folder containing a lot of .pkgs, and that's as far as it ever progresses.

    I've tried booting up directly from the install DVD, and this never works either: it always dumps me back into my normal leopard installation.

    All the disks I've been trying to install to are GUID formatted, permissions repaired, etc.

    Anyone got any ideas what can be going on?

    TIA,
     
  2. kropotov macrumors member

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    yes. you have try UPDATE instead CLEAN INSTALL.
    380 build not support update. try to format disk before install.
     
  3. VoidBoi macrumors regular

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  4. kropotov macrumors member

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    anyway i advise 2 things
    1. Check DVD for reading (with one model i have problem - DVD DL +R, then i have use another model DVD DL -R without problem)
    2. perform clean install. I see many advises to use it instead update.
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    How about waiting till it is released instead of asking for help with unreleased software..?
     
  6. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    380 does support update i used this method on my uMBP
     
  7. spetznatz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks,

    Hmmm... I never get any of the 'archive & install' / 'erase & install' options... just the 'Installing MacOS X...this will take 45 mins...'
     
  8. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    You can run the installer directly by running the following:

    Code:
    open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ DVD/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg
    
     
  9. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    what i did is i restored the image file to my external HD and then opened the installed from finder and done normal install and it worked
     
  10. Sky Blue Guest

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    There aren't any. There is directions to install on the Apple dev site after you log in.
     
  11. spetznatz thread starter macrumors regular

    spetznatz

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    Thanks, I'll give that a go later, although I did dbl-click on the OSInstall.mpkg package earlier... nothing happened.
     
  12. spetznatz thread starter macrumors regular

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  13. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    great :)
     

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