Mac Os X 10.9, Mavericks On Old Imac
For those of you who've already gotten Beta Preview or Developer Preview access to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, I highly recommend installing it on a separate partition on your hard drive. Create a Bootable Install USB Drive of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. I also get messages I can't install from USB drive. (isn't that the whole concept. Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks is now available, bringing iOS features into the fold along with other additions, including iBooks, Apple Maps, Finder Tabs, and a number of other time-saving enhancements.
This is a tutorial on how to install Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.It works on Hackintosh PCs as well as Apple computers like the MacBook Pro,MacBook Air,Mac Pro,iMac,Mac mini etc using the UniBeast. Forums Macs macOS Older OS X Versions OS X Mavericks (10.9) [Guide] Installing 10.9 Mavericks on older Macs. Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by hackerwayne, Jun 10, 2013. Maverick on old 2006 iMac!! Pics up later. Got it working on X3100 based MacBooks too. Tons of issues.
I just completed RhinoMac Level 1 Online Training Course. I am running Rhino in OS X 10.7.5 (Lion), which is the recommended OS (or later). However during the course, it became apparent, that Lion may not be adequate for RhinoMac because of certain bugs that relate to the OS, and the instructors suggested that McNeel may need to up the minimum requirements as far as the OS is concerned. My computer is a late 2007 iMac, 24' Mid 2007, Model No: A1225, Order No: MB398LL/A Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 6 GB RAM (maxed out) This is the oldest computer that Apple recommends as appropriate to run Mavericks on, so I assume that doing this would already be borderline.
My question is: Is anyone running RhinoMac on the same computer? If yes, how well or how poorly does it perform? Since I am not really in the market at the moment for a new computer, I would prefer to get a few more miles out of this old war horse if at all possible.
I uninstalled Mavericks from a Macbook and went back to 10.8 Mountain Lion which shipped with my computer. I was having lots of trouble with Bluetooth and wireless. Also had problems with a black screen after sleep. Bit of a bummer if you cannot close the lid on your laptop. Google search will show you these are pretty common problems. Some of them go back before Mavericks but they all started for me when I upgraded to Mavericks. Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz Total Number of Cores: 4 Memory: 16 GB Mavericks also kept on loosing my Bootcamp partition and stopped my iPhone 3 ( I know its old but heh it works) from syncing my contacts and calendar.
Apples solution to the latter was buy a new phone. Much happier back in ML than I was in Mavericks. Mac Rhino works fine in that as does Rhino Windows in both Bootcamp and Parallels. Zews: However, as I mentioned there are some bugs that relate to OS X Lion, which do not show up under Mavericks. Anyone know where i can buy halo ce for mac pc.
Therefore my question, how Mavericks runs on older Macs, i.e. IMac mid 2007. And my point was that the experience varies from user to user. Some have problems with Mavericks on even newer Macs than a 2007like I did. Upgrading to Mavericks broke my computer and others have had similar experiences.
Kunena : tma: sony vegas pro 8 for mac. I was suggesting that Mountain Lion might be an upgrade option for you if Mavericks does not workout. John wrote he is using Mavericks and has no problems.
I have no problems using Mac Rhino in ML. My only advice would be make sure you can go backwards after you upgrade. JohnBrock: Instead, I would install Mavericks on a FireWire external drive. Then you can boot to it when you want it and can easily go back and forth.
You can even use that external drove on another Mac to test out different hardware combinations. This is an excellent suggestion for the flexibility it afford: the ability to test without mucking with an installation; troubleshoot; rebuild, all without affecting the in place system. You can conclude a lot with ease and will have a useful tool. However, often the best thing to do to an old system is to “whack” ita highly technical term meaning - re-partition, format, and install a clean OS. You would do that with the external boot drive John recommends. Mavericks is now mature. Often, problems people have are a result of “upgrades” (multiple ones) and/or new OSs.
If you are able and conformable, spent the time to “whack” it and reinstall everything (download latest versions for 10.9.x). Generally, good as new or better. You could make a TimeMachine backup of the old system to the external and then restore just your local account to the whacked local drive, though a pure clean install every few years is best opposed to constant upgrades and/or account migrations.
Ec2638: Often, problems people have are a result of “upgrades” (multiple ones) and/or new OSs. If you are able and conformable, spent the time to “whack” it and reinstall everything (download latest versions for 10.9.x). When I first installed Mavericks I did a clean install. It was after one of Mavericks SR`s that my problems started.
One of the many problems I had was that both my Bootcamp and OSX recovery partitions were no longer visible. Terminal hack got BC back for me but in the end with all the other problems I decided just to wipe the drive and go back to Mountain Lion. As a side note my computer when it had the messed up Mavericks on it would not boot from a Carbon Copy Cloner bootable backup of ML. I too run different versions of OS X on lots of different hardware and don’t see systemic problems with using OS X on older hardware. Although you may want to get more years out of your iMac, the iMac likely will have different ideas about that. Your iMac has already lasted longer than most computer hardware and you should not be surprised if it fails soon. Be sure to keep current backups.
I compared the relative speed of your iMac versus the current iMac models, and the current models are four times faster than your iMac. That’s a big difference. Apple is announcing new hardware next week, and that spread will likely get larger. If Rhino is just a hobby for you, then just keep your backups current, and keep some emergency computer cash in your bank account. If you are using Rhino as a production tool, then your iMac is another one of the tools you use, and you should consider how much the speed of your current computer is affecting your work. I am confused by this reply. John wrote “Instead, I would install Mavericks on a FireWire external drive.
Then you can boot to it when you want it and can easily go back and forth.” I understand this to mean, that Mavericks will be installed on a external drive from which I can boot. Once I have done this Mavericks will run on my computer, but will not reside on it. Ec2638 wrote: “re-partition, format, and install a clean OS.
You would do that with the external boot drive John recommends.” The way I understand it that is a different thing. You suggest to make a bootable INSTALL drive. John’s suggestion seems to be RUNNING Mavericks from a bootable drive. You’re a little confused.
You can make multiple bootable partitions i=on Nac internal and external drives. I was describing building a bootable external drive with Mavericks. Ed2638 was describing wiping and rebuilding your internal drive.
That said, you never addressed Marlin’s statement and it’s key: “If Rhino is just a hobby for you, then just keep your backups current, and keep some emergency computer cash in your bank account. If you are using Rhino as a production tool, then your iMac is another one of the tools you use, and you should consider how much the speed of your current computer is affecting your work.”. Zews: The way I understand it that is a different thing. You suggest to make a bootable INSTALL drive. John’s suggestion seems to be RUNNING Mavericks from a bootable drive.
Was point out the deeper value of John’s suggestion (external boot drive). It has a multiple purposes in addition to being bootable (backup and maintenance/re-installation). Once you determine that the external boot drive works the way you want, you may want to “do the same” to the iMac’s internal drive. Every basic Mac user should have at least a Time Machine drive and the external boot drive is very helpful once you understand how to utilize it. If the the two are segregated, you can “whack” the bootable external as often as necessary and install the latest fresh OS to try, etc.
External drive = bootable drive, backup drive, drive used to clean install your system. Marlin’s question is legitimate.
I intend to use RhinoMac professionally. I have been working in 3D modeling for 17 years for visualizing my designs and presenting them to clients. I have used trueSpace 3.1 for all those years. That program has become very long in the tooth, especially with the advent of 3D printing which allows me to make prototypes of my work. That is why I started to try RhinoMac.
First about 2 years ago, at which time I could not accomplish much with it. For the last 4 months or so, I have begun to make good use of RhinoMac. As I mentioned in my original post I recently completed the Level 1 training course, and it became obvious that my current OS may not be the right one for it, even though it is a recommended OS by McNeel. Since I am also not in the market for a new computer at the moment I was looking into the possibility of upgrading my old warhorse to Mavericks.
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I think I will try John’s suggestion and attempt to install Mavericks on a spare external Firewire hard drive I have, from which I will then try to boot via Startup Manager. Zews: I have a Time Machine drive as well as a couple of Firewire 800 external drives which I use for external storage. I can easily “whack” one of those drives to install Mavericks on Great, you on your way! Assuming there is no data needed on the spare FW800:. Repartition it GUID. Install Mavericks to the external. Run Software Update.
Install Rhino. Boot from the external for a while, run Rhino. If you are pleased with its performance:.
Ensure that the iMac’s internal drive has a current TM backup. Repartition the iMac and install Mavericks, Rhino, etc, ensuring everything is for 10.9x (current). Restore just the user profile(s) only from the TM backup using Migration Assistant.
However, if you are anal like me and want a totally clean install, skip MA, and hand copy over your data files, etc. Always more than one way to whack a Mac. In addition to the drive swap, you could do so virtually with Carbon Copy Cloner from the external to the iMac internal: Still, good to become comfortable with a manual build from a boot drive. Now, let’s really complicateyou can create a cloned disk image and replicate: Overkill for most, unless you run an IT department. There is no “right” way really, depends on you. If you can spare $100some might consider the following throwing good money after bad, and such is correct unless The most “perceivable” speed upgrade during every day use is going from a standard drive to an SSD, especially the drive in your iMac. INSTALL THE SSD INSIDE THE iMAC.
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Is your old Mac worth suchperhaps not, still, a SSD and a fresh OS, and your old Mac will say 60 is the new 40! (30??) Assuming it does not die of something else thereafter. However, IMO, this makes most sense only if you plan to re-purpose the SSD when the old Mac does go out to pasture. (Hint - your FW800 drives are not optimal for your “next” Mac) Add the $20 USB3 enclosure at purchase and you are set to utilize your SSD investment as a speedy little external in future. A $80 120GB SSD is more than enough for the system, Rhino, and a bunch of other apps.
Best “perceivable” thing I ever did to an 8 core 2008 Mac Pro. A couple notes: Apple will announce OS X Yosemite on Thursday of this week, October 16. If Apple follows their usual behavior, they will immediately release OS X Yosemite and downloading OS X Mavericks will no longer be possible. After Thursday, you can download OS X Yosemite for free. You can still purchase 10.8 (Snow Leopard) as a download from the Apple on-line store. I don’t think you can buy DVDs of 10.8 any more, either from the on-line store or the retail stores.
There are articles on the internet that describe how to archive the 10.8 or 10.9 download onto a USB thumb drive. This is a good idea if you ever want to try installing an OS X version again. After installing an OS X version, the installer deletes the downloaded installer file.