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Old 01-11-2010, 02:49 PM
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Default Couldn't get snow leopard install to stabilize from leopard clone update!


I've been running a test Snow Leopard system. i cloned my leopard system to an internal drive then updated that to Snow Leopard. re-installed PT fresh and checked and re-downloaded all plugins. but i'm regularly getting "application not responding" and the eternal SWOD (spinning wheel of death) Pro Tools will continue to play and won't crash, but it just freezes with the beach ball going until i force quit.

No crash logs so its difficult to know where to start troubleshooting!
I have used clone systems in the past with no problems and upgrading from leopard should be ok, so i don't know where its gone SNAFU.

So anyway i have ordered a new WD RE3 500gig drive and i'm going to start with a fresh OS SL install and start again.

Me old leopard and 8.0.1 is running fine so i know hardware is ok.

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Old 01-11-2010, 03:29 PM
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Default Re: Couldn't get snow leopard install to stabilize from leopard clone update!

You should be fine with a new drive and OS install.

I started with a fresh drive, installed SL, ran software update twice, and then installed PT and plug-ins. I saved all the installers from my recent Mac Pro upgrade, so the whole thing only took a couple hours.

All is running fine here with SL so far. BTW - I am running Waves 6, no problems there.

Just thought I'd let you know Chris, since my system specs are very similar to yours with the PE6R4 chassis, UAD2 card, etc. Also, 8.0.3 was running fine under Leopard with my system too, I just wanted to see how it would work.

I keep an extra internal drive installed just for these major changes. Very easy to go back if things don't go smoothly.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: Couldn't get snow leopard install to stabilize from leopard clone update!

Yup, a fresh install of a new OS is always the way to go. We've always seen problems when doing installs over an older OS.
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