Too anyone who installed Leopard with Alu iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tragedies, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Tragedies macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Did it go well? Was there freezing? Any tips to avoid problems when installing? (I'm doing Archive and Install).
  2. Island Roots macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2003
    No freezing here, did an Archive & Install on my 20" aluminum iMac. Performance/stability has been superb so far.
  3. naftalim macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    Smooth as silk, I did an Archive and Install. No problems whatsoever. I just had to download an updated Driver for my Brother Printer and that was it.

    Be aware. that in the beginning of the Install, it displays a long time for the Install, but mine took about 30 minutes (another 10 minutes to verify the Install Disc for Consistency, a step you can skip)

    Also, when it gets to 1 minute remaining, that minute is quite long, so be patient.

    My iMac is about 1.5 months old

  4. imacan macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2007
    Montreal, Canada
    No problem here with "Upgrade". The only thing that is not working properly is repairing permissions with Disk Utility, a known problem.
  5. Yuppi macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2007
    There certainly are people that have troubles. Especially those where the 1.1 caused freezing are expected to have problems with leopard.
    If your iMac worked fine with 1.1 you're fine with leopard. On the other hand, my leopard works smoothly after resetting the PRAM after I installed leopard. (I had freezes in 1.1 and rolled back to 1.0 which worked fine. I had freezes immediately after the installation of leopard.)
  6. CavemanUK macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2006
    Rhyl, North Wales
    Mine went through a dream... All working fine.
  7. r21hugo macrumors member


    Oct 20, 2007
    San Diego, CA

    just bought a 24in. 2.4Ghz imac to go along with my leopard and everything has been so smooth and fast, safari is incredibly fast, the entire os blew my mind, i might not even have to upgrade from 1gb RAM, haha, but i will
  8. srichart1 macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2007
    24" Imac Alum 2.8 Xtreme

    Installed Leopard yesterday and it's freezing every few minutes.
    Hurry up Apple!
  9. Gerg macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2003
    Got my 24" Aluminum iMac in early September, never experienced any lock-ups like I see described here. Upgraded to Leopard last night, no problems at all (just did a regular upgrade, no archive, etc.).

    As someone else mentioned, at first it indicated it would take 1 hour and 37 minutes to install, but in the end it only took about 40 minutes.

    I guess the only thing that seems a bit different is that my external hard drive seems to be waking up on its own for no apparent reason. I didn't install/configure Time Machine, so that's not it, but it never used to spin up unless I tried to access files on it, but last night (and this morning) it did.
  10. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    Don't use DivX Player with 10.5!

    It froze the computer and the speakers absolutely screamed. I've never heard such a loud noise - it was deafening.

    I had to rush to pull the plug out from the wall before my ears exploded.
  11. otto-matic macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2007
    I'm Having the same problems I did with 1.1 after installing Leopard.

    I know there are a lot of threads on this, but I can't seem to get a consensus on wtf Apple's solution to this is going to be. Phone techs are worthless and the "geniuses" well, they're not.

    Does anyone have any solid evidence that apple is really addressing this?
  12. Jordashebasics macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2007
    No problems at all. Install also took about a half hour.

    I haven't run into any bugs at all, but I'm not a wild user.
  13. denisvj macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2006
  14. eianto macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2007
    Runs great

    Archive and Install on my Alu 24' 4BG RAM! Everything works perfectly
  15. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    Don't use DivX at all. Just install Perian.
  16. Cloudane macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2007
    Sweet Apple Acres
    Brand new 20" iMac, bought on Saturday. Popped the CD in and performed an "Upgrade" (figured the upgrade option is probably safe and well-tested on a clean installation of Tiger... it's when you already have stuff installed it gets dodgy). No problems whatsoever!

    No freezing or anything in the few days I've had it. *touch wood*.

    Boot Camp was a breeze too, and I've now experienced the utter sacrilege of booting Windows XP on the thing. (Seeing DOS - or at least the DOS-like portion of XP's installation - displayed on a big glossy 20" screen made me giggle). I wasn't in it for long :D

    Oh, it still had the terrible default colour profile. Calibration is a must, so that the characteristics of the 20" LCD aren't magnified to the point where it looks faulty and unusable.
  17. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Did an Upgrade Install on my 20" and all going smoothly so far. The first boot after the upgrade took a while, long enough for me to wonder whether I had the blue screen issue, but I left it a few minutes just to see if it recovered and it did. Subsequent boots have been fine.

    BTW, anyone else notice how much brighter the iSight's picture is now?
  18. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    VLC Player works great.
  19. jonswan macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2007
    On my 2.0 ALU I got the blue screen after upgrading, so I left it overnight then did archive and install which went nicely.

    Briefly my mail app went nuts and l lost all my messages, but they came back after 10 mins. My backgrounds in photobooth don't work but all else is lookin good. Just doing TIme machine for the first time...
  20. SteadyHand macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    New York
    Two week old iMac

    I have only installed MS Office 2004
    What would you recommend:

    Upgrade or Archive and Install?

    Thank you in advance for your patience.
  21. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
  22. SteadyHand macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    New York
    Upgrading tonight!

    Thanks! I will do it tonight.
  23. RRK macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2007
    I did an Erase and Install and then restored things with Backup. Everything is running without any problems yet. The hardware seems to like it. :)
  24. Mazda 3 macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2007
    I did an erase and install on my new 20" iMac yesterday and it was a breeze to do.

    Leopard looks great to me so far.

    Has anyone tried Onyx with Leopard yet? Haven`t seen Onyx mentioned yet in any Leopard discussion.
  25. Hibbsy macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Did an Erase and Install and everything went fine restored from backup.

    Seems faster than Tiger especially Safari and finder.

    Had a funny 10 mins today when I couldn't connect to some web sites, rebooted twice and it seemed to clear. Maybe just a glitch but seemed to be something not quite right with DHCP after ISP router rebooted.

    I heard some reports of macbook pros having similar issues ... sounds like a code issue when renewing your IP address.

    Aside from that all is well, gets better the more you use it starting to really like the added features.

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