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#16 +Nik L

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:53

You mean, OSX 10.9? - OSX 9 is very old.

Seeing as we are being picky, please talk to me about OSX 9?


#17 Richard C.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 13:08

It doesn't from what I've seen. Apple modified the installer.


Why would they do that?

#18 Dinggus

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 13:17

I imagine this still works

It doesn't from what I've seen. Apple modified the installer.

Why would they do that?


This is what I found:

1. Show hidden files by opening /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app and typing the following:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

2. Right click Installer.app file and click Show Package Contents, Open Contents folder, then look in SharedSupport folder. You will see InstallESD.dmg.
3. Mount InstallESD.dmg.
4. Copy the BaseSystem.dmg file out to somewhere convenient.
5. Do not mount BaseSystem.dmg. Just open Disk Utility and restore it to a flash drive.
6. When that's done look in the flash drive you just restored to and go to /System/Installation/. In that folder you will see a white icon with an arrow called Packages. That's a broken alias. Delete it.
7. Now go back to your InstallESD.dmg file. Inside is a folder weighing in at about 4.5GB called Packages. Copy that folder onto the flash drive in place of where the alias was.
8. Go ahead and hide the hidden folders again by going back to the Terminal and typing:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
killall Finder

9. Done. Boot from the flash drive and get to work.

As per usual, don't blame me if you screw up. If you somehow need these instructions simpler don't be afraid to ask. Lots of smart people around here.


Source: http://forums.macrum...d.php?t=1594017

I did a fresh install, seems like the same OS to me.

#19 +fusi0n

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 13:20

i just upgraded to ML a week ago

#20 Co-ords

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 13:31

Installed it on my iMac & MacBook Pro, and it runs great. I really love the improvements they have made for multiple displays with Mission Control! Super!!

iOS 7 I'm not so fond of... the icons look dreadful and since I'm running it on a iPhone 4, I have no transparencies so it looks quite dreadful. Hopefully I'll have an iPhone 5 soon, and I'm sure it'll look & run a lot better on that device. Hopefully they will sort our the inconsistencies that are still in the current beta...

#21 Jub Fequois

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 14:51

I'll install it on my Mac Mini i7 tonight and see if it makes the machine usable. I can't believe Apple sells this device with a 5400 RPM hard drive … I'll replace it with a SSD the moment warranty expires …

#22 Gifford Briggs

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 15:56

does the install of 10.9 function as a clean install - or if you install will it function as update and leave all of your settings and documents in place?

#23 Dinggus

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 17:18

does the install of 10.9 function as a clean install - or if you install will it function as update and leave all of your settings and documents in place?


Installs as an update.

#24 Jub Fequois

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 19:15

In response to my earlier hopes about a performance increase, I can now say that the difference is night and day. For once, they really did deliver. It can crash 20 times per day and I'll still save time compared to running Mountain Lion.

Never thought I'd say this about an operating system, but I absolutely love this. Tabs, improvements to memory architecture and a vastly improved Safari (no longer destroys the HDD)—all I need right now.

#25 bdsams

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:23

Did apple say when 10.9 would be released?

#26 PyX

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:10

I did and it's very good... Feels a little dead without the skeuomorphism and the icon colors, but they did not completely kill the flavor and appeal of the OS like what they did with iOS.
Only thing is, Xcode 5 has started to go like iOS and I don't feel it (look at the new incomprehensible toolbar).

#27 P1ckles

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:16

If I update my current Mountain Lion installation to the 10.9 Developer Preview, will I still be able to update to the final 10.9 release when it comes out? Or will I have to do a fresh install once the final is released?

#28 PyX

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:26

If I update my current Mountain Lion installation to the 10.9 Developer Preview, will I still be able to update to the final 10.9 release when it comes out? Or will I have to do a fresh install once the final is released?


Nobody knows what Apple does.

But if I were a developer, I wouldn't program a feature to "upgrade from a beta to a final version". It's you have the previous version or you don't have anything at all. OR, no matter what version you have, I'll just overwrite everything so it doesn't matter.

#29 +shawncm217

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:49

Depends on the price. I can't see paying much, if anything, for Finder tabs and a re-skinned Calendar.

#30 68k

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:57

I've heard the Dock has a new look (when positioned vertically), and so too the login window.



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