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Snow Leopard installation is blocked / is running forever

by kourousafama / January 17, 2010 9:31 AM PST


I just bought Snow Leopard today and I am trying to install it on my MacBook (with intel processor).
I have inserted the dvd and tried to install it but there seems to be a problem as it is written: "Time remaining about 45 minutes" and this doesn't change.

The dvd has been running for over 2 hours now and I don't know what to do nor what is going on? I understood installation with Snow Leopard should be faster.

Is it normal that it takes so long to install the operating system (more than 2 hours)? It should just be an upgrade as I have Leopard already installed.

I also have Windows Vista installed on a disk partition. Does that make any problem? It shouldn't as at the beginning of the installation I chose Macintosh HD.

Can anyone help please?

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Should not be taking that long,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 17, 2010 8:55 PM PST

hopefully, by the time you read this, it will have finished or told you that the install was aborted.

Try to avoid shutting the machine down while it is just sitting there.

Let us know if it stays like this.


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I had to reboot because it was not stopping
by kourousafama / January 18, 2010 4:44 AM PST

I pressed on the power button for 5 seconds to shut the computer down. When it restarted, the installation resumed and completed. It's a bit strange but it seems that everything is working fine now...

I just hope I will not get anymore problem with this.

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Nice to know that it
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 18, 2010 8:19 AM PST

rebooted correctly and continued.

Keep an eye on it.


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