Just installed Snow Leopard (upgrade from 10.5 to 10.6) from disk onto macbook. I typed in my account name and password when prompted after install, but it takes me to a page to create a new account. Why can I not use my old account info?
That may be the problem. It wasn't frozen, it was still installing. You killed it in the middle, so when you restarted, it went to the opening screen, but is confused by the existence of an account on the drive. Given that you have a backup, I'd do a new install and let it finish. That one minute prompt can take up to an hour to clear. Just let it run. You might consider reformatting the drive, if you are confident of the backup. If you have MS Office or any Abobe Creative software, you may need to install them again and re-register them.I don't really recall any install options. After about an hour or so, it said "less than a minute left", then it locked up. The computer was frozen (could not even force quit), so I had to power it down
BTW, I posted somewhere else that the "less than a minute left" message didn't say WHICH minute. It took me a while to get to that particular minute.
Sounds like the OP has it all sorted out. Congrats!
Yeah, those "timers" are really useless. Love the ones that go on percentages and go lickety-split up to 95% and then stall for what seems like forever before they finish.
Not a strange place if you know much about *nix systems. Power loss or forced shutdown is the number one killer of *nix, so it makes perfect sense for the power button to be well hidden. Makes it more unlikely that a "rookie" will reach for it and make things worse!CLIP...
Thank gosh they made a force quit button, even if it is hidden and buried at the back of most Macs. Strange design thinking Jony!!