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computers, making your life simpler since 1976.. - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
computers, making your life simpler since 1976..
Tried to install Yosemite on my Mac mini last night. It froze on the progress bar on restart. There ensued three hours of trying to figure out how to get out of that, force restart, try again and finally very slowly finding a way to backpedal into Mavericks. At least I wasn't doing it in my MacBook Air which has all my work in it. That was a bit of a waste of an evening...

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chimera_s From: chimera_s Date: October 18th, 2014 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I had the speil about Yosemite pop up on my screen yesterday. I didn't bother looking at the specs in detail - didn't think it would be worth my time. I'm still on Snow Leopard, when Maverick came out I looked at the minimum spec required and it was higher than my old Mini so I couldn't upgrade (& I can't imagine later upgrades would have lower minimum spec requirements).
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: October 18th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
If your Mini cannot run Mavericks it won't be able to run Yosemeetee (I think they pronounce it a bit like that) either. Will wait a few days before trying the update again, collecting data points on what may be going on in the meantime, whether it is rogue kernel extensions or something else (apparently the behaviour I ran into appears when you have stuff in /usr/local and I had a pile of stuff from Mac Fuse, includes and libraries). We'll see. I'm not in a hurry and if a couple of features might be useful, it can wait till the dust settles. And certainly not updating my laptop until I see Yos running on the mini without glitches (I need the laptop more for my lessons, esp. away).
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