Tempted around all the hype of OS X Mavericks… Want it so bad that you will download a pirated developer seed? BE CAREFUL. I don’t advocate for or against piracy. The seed I use is a legit one, I have a dev account
If your a heavy Mac user… And who isn’t you probably have a few kernel extensions laying around your computer that are really important for it to work properly. Heck even if your a light user you still probably have some of the buggers laying around kexts are what they are called and they are a real pain in the ass in Mavericks because Mavericks changes how they work.
I installed it on my machine and hoped for the best. It booted fine but the minute I logged in it would give me a 10 second glimpse into what Mac OS X is to become and then suddenly kick me back to the login window.
Odd isn’t it… Almost makes me think the install package I got is corrupted. After burning up what will in the end be about 4-6 hours for nothing I am not going to gamble anymore with my machine. I’ll wait for some Developer Preview 2 action to come along. Or try this one again with a fresh install package… I don’t know… I really don’t know.
This being said if you do feel daring.
MAKE A PARTITION FOR MAVERICK AND USE MIGRATION ASSISTANT AND THEN ERASE YOUR PRIMARY PARTITION ONCE YOU ARE SURE IT WORKS SO YOU DONT WASTE A WHOLE DAY LIKE I JUST DID.
I will be ‘live blogging now’ until I am up and running.
1:47 PM INSTALL START
2:55 PM INSTALL FAIL… BACK TO MOUNTAIN LION I GO.
4:30 PM RESTORED LION… TIME TO MAKE A PARTITION FOR MAVERICK.
4:45 PM GOT FRESH INSTALL IMAGE…
5:00 PM CLOING MY DISK TO ‘MAVERICK’ (SANDBOX) PARTITION
5:40 PM CHECKING THAT CLONE IS SUFFICIENTLY IDENTICAL
5:45 PM BOOTING TO CLONE… HERE GOES NOTHING…
6:00 PM INSTALLING MAVERICK ON CLONE… THIS TIME I’LL VIDEO TAPE IT
6:40 PM AGAIN… INOPERABLE… DOES NOT HAVE CORESERVICES FOLDER… GOING TO TRY TO FIX
I Quote “I don’t know who coded this crap, humans or a bunch of chimps.”
Moms reply “Don’t be insulting to the chimps they would have done a better job.”
6:52 PM MAN AM I STUBBORN… INSTALLING IT ON A BLANK VOLUME NOW… GONNA TAKE A BATH WHILE THIS SHIT INSTALLS.
7:10 PM INSTALLED… LETS SEE IF I CAN MIGRATE MY CRAP. FIRST ILL TINKER A BIT AND ENJOY.
7:20 PM DONE TINKERING STARTING MIGRATION
7:33 PM DOES NOT LIKE MY DATA AT ALL… I GIVE UP…
I’m not even going to bother uploading the video’s… They are easily 30 minutes of me cursing this beta out. This does not even qualify for the tag “Beta” this is more of an alpha if you ask me. The videos are all going in my trash.
As for the OS… I will install it back on the partition and do a fresh install video sometime. And then I will manually bring over my documents and some programs that I can’t live without. It’s about time I did a manual migration anyway…