Archived - Solutions for troubleshooting installation, startup, and login issues in Mac OS X v10.5
Find solutions for possible installation, startup, or login issues in Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard.
- Issue: When installing Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, destination volumes may not appear in the installation window for a while.
Solution: See Mac OS X 10.5: Installer destination window does not show drives.
- Issue: When installing Leopard, the only available installation option may be Erase and Install.
Solution: See Mac OS X v10.5 - Only installation option is Erase and Install.
- Issue: After performing an upgrade installation of Leopard, an administrator account may change to a standard one.
Solution: See Mac OS X v10.5: Administrator user changes to standard.
- Issue: After completing an upgrade installation of Leopard and restarting the computer, a "blue screen" may appear for an extended period of time.
Solution: See Mac OS X v10.5: "Blue screen" appears after installing Leopard and restarting.
- Issue: After installing Leopard on an aluminum 20-inch or 24-inch iMac (Mid 2007) computer, you may not be able to log in at the login window--your login name and password are accepted, but after a blue screen appears for a few seconds, the login window reappears.
Solution: See Mac OS X v10.5, iMac (Mid 2007): Stuck in a "loop" at the login window after upgrading to Leopard.
- Issue: You may not be able to log in with a user account that has a password of 8 or more characters if it was originally created in Mac OS X v10.2.8 or earlier, after performing an upgrade installation of Leopard.
Solution: Mac OS X v10.5: Unable to log in to account after an upgrade install.
- Issue: After installing Leopard, you may not be able to log in to a user account that has no password if it was originally created in Mac OS X v10.2.x, then migrated to Leopard.
Solution: See Mac OS X v10.5: Can't log in to migrated account that has no password.
- Issue: Setup Assistant unexpectedly appears each time Mac OS X v10.5 starts up, and continues to appear after completing all pages in the assistant.
Solution: See Mac OS X v10.5: Setup Assistant appears after every restart.
For a successful upgrade or installation of Mac OS X, the installer will need to complete all of the following steps found in Troubleshooting Mac OS X installation from CD or DVD.