November 3, 2007

Leopard Upgrade Sucky Sucky

I tried upgrading Leopard on my G4 powerbook and now it's sorta dead. Well, I'm typing on it, but I never get a Finder. I can't get any system prefs to open. Keychain still works, but any prompt for security just appears to hang.

Whee. I guess I'll have to wipe and reimage from backup.

Update: If I launch the Finder manually from the Dock, it shows. It's like it gets stuck before the Login Items start, as my Desktop login item never loads. If I try to get to that pane in the Accounts pref pane, System Prefs stops drawing (Throws a cocoa exception). Something in there is horribly, horribly wrong.

Update2: I moved aside both plists for the login items (local and machine) and it didn't help. Something else is wrong. I can't get to the Displays pref pane at all. That locks up System Prefs entirely and it has to be force-quit.

It's also odd that leopard takes 6Gb of *additional* disk space than Tiger. That's a heck of a lot.

Posted by pinkerton at November 3, 2007 11:58 AM