New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.5 - Install validation fails and corrected


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
DesertSage

 
Member Since: Oct 29, 2007
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 1
DesertSage is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: G4 dual, D5, mini, macbook

DesertSage is offline
I have been installing Leopard on several MACs this weekend.

Only one install went without a hitch - on a G5 MAC mini which contain a few games and MS Office 2004.

The other MACs had MS Office and loads of music and video and DVD production applications.

One interesting failure was due to the Polish language.

The install disk asks questions and gives you a few options. One option lets you select or de-select a few components - X11 and Lanugage support.

On my G5 iMAC, the Language option did not have a blank box nor a check mark, but had a "-" in the box. Each language was "grayed" with the word "Update", except Polish at the bottom of the list. Polish lanugage allowed you to check or uncheck the language - Install or "not install".

On the first attempt, I left Polish "unchecked". Install failed final validation on the Polish package !!! Looking at the install log, everything went well until the validation the Polish language package - which failed - but why? I did not select Polish.

On the second attempt to install Leopard I selected Polish language to be installed and the installation succeeded.

I have no idea why. My G4 dual system with identical software did not have this problem (it had different installation problems).

Having used MACs since day one (used Lisa and GS2 and Apple2 before that), I was surprised and disappointed with the Leopard installs. I have never had problems like this before. If a non-essential component fails validation, why not let the installation succeed and inform the user to do an update later of the failed component. (By non-esssential I mean the component is not required to boot the system. In my case, English was the default language of the computer so all other languages should not required for booting).

I hope that in the future, when upgrading from Tiger (or Panther) a later release of Leopard (eg 10.5.1) will have some of these issues smoothed out.

-- Desert Sage --
Keeping cool in the desert heat.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« An odd one | connected as guest? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?