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Be well, little computer

I left my computer downloading and installing a 50 meg operating system upgrade while I searched for a misplaced article I've yet to locate. I checked in a few times. Last time, it had downloaded the whole thing and was up to 95 percent of install and optimization. And then I came back a while later - now - and the install program had crashed. That's never a good sign when it's your operating system on the line.

I'm hoping everything is okay. I'll attempt to backup some more data before rebooting. Just in case.

Update: Proof that data storage is cheap these days - it's not worth stopping the data copy to delete my cache. Once upon a time I never would have backed up my web browser caches, even by accident, since they were too space-consuming.

Update #2: Well, my data is all backed up, and the computer seems to be working fine, to my great relief. I'm still expecting to find something buggy somewhere, with the updating software if nothing else, but if I'm lucky, it'll be nothing serious.


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Mar. 24th, 2004 07:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Always Repair Permissions
That didn't take nearly as long as I was expecting. I'm only a column into this article now.

It's strange that OSX requires something like Repair Permissions - most unix-based system installers have no trouble switching permissions back to where they were when they're done working with the relevant files.
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