Who had a GOOD SL install?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by deputy_doofy, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

    deputy_doofy

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    I think I found the problem with my install (mentioned in a different thread) and I need someone with a working version of SL.

    When I look at my wife's MacBook (still running 10.5.8), her Macintosh HD has a Users folder in it (no surprise there).

    When I look at my MBP in Target Disk Mode, I see the Users folder as well, but there's also a home folder that doesn't exist on my wife's computer.

    If I look at the new home folder under Get Info, its path is:
    /Volumes/Macintosh HD 1

    If I look the the users folder, I see...
    /Volumes/Macintosh HD 1

    They both share the same path, according to the Finder, but home is empty, whereas users has what it has had all along.

    So.... and I ask this in bold, can anyone with a working copy of SL check in their Macintosh HD folder (from the Finder) and tell me if they have a home folder, a users folder, and what's in them? You'd be doing me a great service!!
     
  2. RITZFit macrumors 65816

    RITZFit

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    I just have "applications"(with...apps), "library" (w/ the prefs for all the apps), "system"(w/ another library folder w/ more prefs), and "users" (w/ the personal file directories for each of the users).
     
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

    bozz2006

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    me. did the normal upgrade on my unibody macbook and my modded mac pro with no issues. that was the install. i have noticed a few issues regarding the OS, but the installs went off without a hitch.
     
  4. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

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    Install went fine here. No issues with usage either. Seems to be going along fine.
     
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    same here.

    i made a normal install on my MacBook (from 10.5.8) and my Mac mini (10.4.11). everything is just fine
     
  6. deputy_doofy thread starter macrumors 65816

    deputy_doofy

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    Cool. I'm going to try and kill my "home" folder that the Finder seems to have created. Maybe it'll fix my problem. I'm ready to reinstall on a reformatted drive, but I need to try this first. Thanks for the info.
     
  7. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    Clean install of SL here on Mac Pro.

    In the Finder on my primary drive I see the following:

    Applications
    Library
    System
    Users

    From the terminal I see:

    Applications
    Desktop DB
    Desktop DF
    Library
    Network
    System
    Users
    Volumes
    bin
    cores
    dev
    etc -> private/etc
    home
    mach_kernel
    net
    private
    sbin
    tmp -> private/tmp
    usr
    var -> private/var


    That home folder in terminal is empty.

    -Kevin
     
  8. The ArchAngel macrumors regular

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    Ditto.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    10 good installs. Not one had a problem.

    Some installed off the DVD, others off a HDD partition and a couple off my USB stick. All worked fine.
     
  10. deputy_doofy thread starter macrumors 65816

    deputy_doofy

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    Well, there's always an install that goes awry and it landed on me this time. I've had no problems going from 10.1 -> 10.2 and 10.4 -> 10.5. This is my first issue and I figured I'd investigate prior to starting over (which was Apple's suggestion since they don't know what happened either).
     
  11. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Install went perfect.

    The "home" folder in your root directory is also in Leopard. Nothing new there.
     
  12. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Installed on MBP and on iMac. Both went smoothly as upgrades from 10.5.8.
     
  13. Jeremy81 macrumors 6502

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    I purchased the family pack and did clean installs on all three of my macs. All the installs went very smoothly and I haven't noted any issues so far.
     
  14. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    My install went great, after I f***ed up a couple of times. But it was totally my fault for rushing.
     
  15. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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  16. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

    colourfastt

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    I did an upgrade (not erase and install) on all 4 of my macs on Friday after the disk arrived .... not a single problem with the installs; no problems with MSO 2008 on any of the machines that had it installed. No problems at all except a bit of a problem with Javascript on 1 machine, but since I don't use that one, the roommate does, I'm not concerned (I don't go to any sites that are Javascript driven).
     
  17. Charliekid21 macrumors regular

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    Heres mine if it helps at all.
     

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  18. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    I purchased the family pack and did clean installs on all 4 Macs and they all went smooth and run great. No issues at all.
     
  19. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    sounds like someoe bought quite a few licenses!


    yeah i did mine all off a 8GB Flash Drive as well.
     
  20. chrisgeleven macrumors 6502

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    Snow Leopard clean install here. Went perfect. I haven't run into a single issue. Considering that I have a first generation MacBook Core Duo that can't even take advantage of the 64-bit apps, I am very impressed with the speed increases.
     
  21. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    i just did a normal upgrade install just to see if i had any problems. i had zero and it's running fine. if i do end up having some issues i'll do a. erase/install and go from there.
     
  22. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    The install on my Mini went fine, but now it feels slower. I thought it was just Spotlight indexing, but after a few hours, it still feels sluggish. I'm debating doing an erase and install.
     
  23. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    My install went very smoothly and quickly. :) No issues running any of my programs so far, but I haven't tried them all.
     
  24. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep. Loads. We're a reseller so we've got stacks of licenses. Just made it easier to do all the machines at once using whatever hard drives we had lying around and a few USB drives.

    All of them, seamless.
     

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