I came across some installation issues with Leopard so I figured I’d share them in case you run into the same problems. It would be wise for you to back up your documents and files before going ahead with an upgrade, or clean install! I chose to carry out a clean install from scratch on my MacBook Pro. I backed up my important files to an external hard disk, then performed a clean install. For my wife’s MacBook Pro I decided to perform an upgrade as she didn’t really have many applications installed. Last but not least the kitchen mac copped an upgrade from Panther, more on the kitchen mac later.
1) my target disk wasn’t showing when it was time to choose a drive to install onto. Waiting (a long time) will eventually show the drive. I think I managed to get it show more quickly by tinkering around in “disk utility”.
2) Blue screen post install. This one freaked me out. Whilst upgrading my wife’s MacBook Pro I came across this one. With a little searching on the net I found this:
Boot into single user mode by holding command-s and delete these four files, or you can do it in one go by typing the following commands and pressing return on your keyboard after each line:
rm -rf /Library/Preference Panes/Application Enhancer.prefpane
rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/ApplicationEnhancer.framework
rm -rf /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/ApplicationEnhancer.bundle
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.unsanity.ape.plist
Now I know that seems a little daunting but it worked! These are the only two issues I came across during the upgrade or install of Leopard on my three Mac’s. I may post more issues that others have experienced later. If you have come across any issues, be sure to leave a comment!
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