Yosemite has problems! Please help!

RedPenguinGB

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Just installed OS X 10.10 a.k.a. Yosemite and now it is not working properly!
Messages and FaceTime crash with a window saying:
"Internal Error" or something like that!
Please help
 

bbfc

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Just installed OS X 10.10 a.k.a. Yosemite and now it is not working properly!
Messages and FaceTime crash with a window saying:
"Internal Error" or something like that!
Please help
It's a Developer Preview so there will be issues like this.

I suggest a reinstall or go back to Mavericks.
 

April Knight

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Do you have a Time Machine backup or some other way of saving your files? This is stuff you should have figured out before installing beta software.
 

maflynn

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Always, back up before doing any sort of upgrade, more so when you're installing beta.
 

kissmo

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Losing disks/files without proper back-up? "Don't Blame It On The Boogie!" :p

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and. many. more. to. come.! :rolleyes:
Oh God. Apple has gone full retard! They release a DP which crashes! Who does that?!
Oh.. wait....


Actually I have messed up one of my Macbook Pro. But I knew what I was signing up for. :)

I left it to recover over night from a TM hosted on my server and id didn't boot in the morning... So probably - remove the SSD - plug it in another mac - and reinstall from there.

Again - I was expecting stuff like this.

I do hope Apple will find a little bit better way to try to handle backup restore process - seems very clumsy for Server TM drives.
I had some issues with connecting to them.

I Hate and Love Yosemite.
I hate that I don't have patience for at least DP2 :) (Dp4 and Dp5 tend to be much better).
Somehow the look feels better than I expected on the Mac.

Cheers guys.
I am not native English speaker but I think there is a saying in US:
Whiners are wieners

Isn't it?
 

iMacBooked

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If you're that worried of losing your files, you shouldn't have installed a beta version at all to start with. And certainly not without a good back-up. If I were you I would revert back to Mavericks. I know were all excited about Yosemite, but if you don't have a spare device, I wouldn't go for beta's, but that's just me.
 

SandboxGeneral

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Just installed OS X 10.10 a.k.a. Yosemite and now it is not working properly!
Messages and FaceTime crash with a window saying:
"Internal Error" or something like that!
Please help
The problem is that I don't wan't to lose all my files....
Just like everyone has said, it's imperative to make a back up of your good OS installation before upgrading to a beta or even a new release of a non-beta.

Plus it's advisable to put a beta release on a separate partition, or a separate drive or a computer that doesn't have your important and needful stuff on it.
 

maflynn

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Just like everyone has said, it's imperative to make a back up of your good OS installation before upgrading to a beta or even a new release of a non-beta.

Plus it's advisable to put a beta release on a separate partition, or a separate drive or a computer that doesn't have your important and needful stuff on it.
Many developers clone their internal drive before applying the beta. A Backup is great, no question but having a bootable clone is better imo. Also installing the beta on an external drive is something that has advantages as well :)
 

SandboxGeneral

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Many developers clone their internal drive before applying the beta. A Backup is great, no question but having a bootable clone is better imo. Also installing the beta on an external drive is something that has advantages as well :)
That's what my plan is when I get the public beta email. I'm going to use the SSD I removed over the weekend from the MBP to run it. Total coincidence, but the timing was perfect for the upgrade and now the new OS coming out to beta.
 

m4v3r1ck

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OS X 10.9.3 & OS X 10.10 DP1 SSD's: best of both worlds.

Many developers clone their internal drive before applying the beta. A Backup is great, no question but having a bootable clone is better imo. Also installing the beta on an external drive is something that has advantages as well :)
I did a clean install on a separate SSD and used migration assistant to migrate my whole production SSD to it. For me the best way to test the new OS X. When done testing/tweaking/troubleshooting - I keep a logbook - I restart and boot to my production SSD and carry on!

OS X 10.9.3 & OS X 10.10 DP1 SSD's: best of both worlds.

~ Cheers
 

jmazzamj

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Many developers clone their internal drive before applying the beta. A Backup is great, no question but having a bootable clone is better imo. Also installing the beta on an external drive is something that has advantages as well :)
Bootable backups are my general rule for backups, especially before trying a new OS X version.
 

iPhail

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Jun 4, 2014
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Just installed OS X 10.10 a.k.a. Yosemite and now it is not working properly!
Messages and FaceTime crash with a window saying:
"Internal Error" or something like that!
Please help
Sounds like your Mac is still bootable. Just plug in an external hard drive, backup what you need, then use Internet Recovery and format / blow away Yosemite.

Alternatively, if you made a TimeMachine backup, restore that instead.
 

Felasco

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Always, back up before doing any sort of upgrade, more so when you're installing beta.
Always put a link to such wise advice right at the beginning of the installer, so that five minutes of work at Apple can prevent so many such sad tales every_single_year, except that when you really think about it that would be wrong, Wrong, SO VERY WRONG!!!
 
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