Posted 26 October 2007 - 05:30 PM
Note that this will indeed erase your backup drive, so you should make sure there's nothing important on it. Also, make sure you put the right drive in Source and Destination, respectively /forums/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:41 PM
I carbon copy cloned my Tiger install to my external drive. iPhoto 6 on the external drive crashes constantly. Guess that clone didn't really go well. iPhoto 6 runs great in Leopard.
Leopard first impressions: the transparent menu bar stinks. Depending on the background photo, can be very hard to read.
Front Row: Very nice update. No longer loads iTunes in the background to play music. Nice! Assume the same with photos, haven't tried it yet.
System Update: Downloads two updates. Afterwards, crashed and required a power down to recover.
Haven't done much else with it yet. Haven't done Time Machine yet. iCal now displays the correct date even when not running...finally!
Oh, Cover Flow and QuickView in the Finder are very cool. List view looks like a Quicken Checkbook with alternating white/blue rows. I like the old style.
Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:04 PM
Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:29 PM
Not the drive, the partition. I used E&I and my Bootcamp Partition was left untouched. After the Leopard installation, I loaded Windoze, inserted the Leopard Install Disk, and my Bootcamp drivers were updated in Windows.
Posted 27 October 2007 - 09:20 AM
The next morning, since I had a fully bootable back (thanks to SuperDuper), I just chose Erase and Install. I used Migration Assistant to tranfser apps and documents. Only problem here was that I had chosen a user name the same as my backup, so I had to create a new administrator user temporarily so that the backup could replace the user on my main machine. (I presume using Setup Assistant would have avoided this hitch). But then everything copied over beautifully, and I didn't have to reinstall or correct anything, all apps just worked fine with the same preferences as before! Now I'm glad again that I have a Mac...
Oh, and Leopard rocks. It's fast, slick and packed with both cool and useful features. I look forward to all the hints about using it that are bound to come soon!
Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:40 AM
Just now upgraded my iMac and it too was only 35 minutes. I had APE installed on both machines, but no 'blue screen' problems for me (as has been reported in other news sources linking APE to the problem).
Things that don't work:
X-Lite softphone can no longer connect to my SIP connection /forums/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
Desktop Transporter needs updating
Boinc also doesn't work
Posted 27 October 2007 - 11:29 AM
I've noticed on Apple's site in the Help Forums there's others with Macbooks, Macbook Pro's, older iMac G4's, and other machines running through the same problem. Many of these machines come either standard or optionally with DVD Superdrives and many users have posted info. to show that their drives are Matsushita-based units (i.e. Panasonic). It also appears to not be strictly a standard disc issue as many have experienced it with copies of The Family Pack version whereas mine is the standard disc (was considering the Family pack but was told by 2 workers at my Apple Store in Oakbrook that you can install the regular disc legally on up to 2 machines, one of the workers was at the Genius Bar FWIW).
Just figured I'd let people know that there's a few wrinkles out there before they jump in hogwild. Good luck to everyone that does jump on-board this early, and hopefully for those with problems there'll be fixes coming shortly. I can't wait to be able to use it, although I know I probably should wait for all of the patches and fixes to be released before installing. The Finder feels so much snappier that it alone feels like it's worth the $. I also love the new unified Mail look compared to the present Mail in Tiger. Everything else is just icing on the cake... or at least will be whenever I can get this thing installed.
Posted 27 October 2007 - 02:43 PM
I did not have the option to deselect languages, they were all grayed out, maybe because I already had them installed previously (?) they were all set to be upgraded and there was no way to bypass. Three new languages were not grayed out (like Polish) so I deselected those. The only thing I could do in the customisation of install was to avoid Printer Drivers I did not want.
That's correct; when you do an Update install, you don't have the option to skip things that are already installed; doing so would leave you with a mix of older and newer OS-related files.