2009-07-22

reinstalling mac osx


chronicling this headache…



  1. figure out a lot of things aren’t working

  2. try to back things up using time machine at work with the old macbook

  3. time machine stalls, give up on the macbook and try to back things up at home with the new macbook pro

  4. figure out that time machine is one of the things not working properly

  5. to get time machine working, reinstall HP software, restart the server once and the macbook pro three times

  6. start time machine, see that it will take 2-3 hours

  7. come back after a 3-hr nap to find the power adapter is broken and the macbook pro has powered down - not certain if the time machine backup has finished before the battery died

  8. (15 hours later) figure out time machine back up was about 80% finished, finish the rest

  9. re-install osx (about 2 hours)

  10. and the fun part now is re-installing all the software…

  11. sudo gem update —include-dependencies

  12. sudo port install mysql5 +server (oops, apparently this is deprecated)

  13. sudo port uninstall mysql5 +server

  14. sudo port install mysql5-server, mongrel, etc

  15. had to remove Leopard’s rails and replace it with ours: sudo mv /usr/bin/rails /usr/bin/rails.old && sudo ln -s /opt/local/bin/rails /usr/bin/rails

  16. sudo ln -s  /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock /tmp/mysql.sock (and now it’s 3 am)


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