The Leopard install

Leopard installer screen

Our Leopard install started inauspiciously enough – Leopard couldn’t see our Mac Mini’s HD initially although it did see an external Maxtor USB drive that was attached to the Mini. We rebooted with the USB drive off, but still no dice. It took a trip into Drive Utility (which saw the drive, but not its volume) and a ‘Verify’ to get the Mini’s volume to show up.

A 21-minute DVD check followed, after which Leopard calculated a 2-hour install, later changing its mind to a 1-hour install. After an hour, Leopard got stuck on ‘Time Remaining: About a minute’ for about 15 minutes, causing a bit of anxiety, but Leopard eventually finished up in 1 hour, 9 minutes. The reboot paused for about 30 seconds at the blue screen (jeepers) before beginning to put my desktop up.

Almost immediately after the desktop appeared, Leopard informed me that updates were available (along with other messages asking me if I wanted to use the Maxtor with Time Machine, that there were Address Book conflicts with .Mac and a prompt to mount a server). I clicked ‘Install updates’, got a few progress messages and a reboot. I’m now back in the blue screen (with the spinner) where we’ve been for going on 5 minutes now. I think I’ll go do my stationary bike interval training and hope Mr. Blue Screen goes away in the meantime… 


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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