Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
It's obviously the software's fault. Can't possibly be the fault of the user.
Oh, really, it's the user's fault?
It installed fine on my MacBook Air, and then I ran the installation on my 24" iMac. Sure, reboot, installing... 'hey, your drive had problems! Reboot and run repair on it.' message. OK. Reboot - flashing apple, question mark, and (I think) folder icons, quickly cycling - no boot to be found. (it was late and I was tired...).
Great, I'm going to boot from my SL install disk and run Disk Utility... which reports 'you have disk problems and will need to reformat your drive'. Fantastic. So the boot loader really couldn't find a boot partition anymore, which presumably is was they cycling icons bit at boot was about.
I suppose I should have run Disk Utility ahead of time or something, but there was no indication of any issue until the install choked and would have bricked my machine if I hadn't had the SL install handy.
Obviously user error. (!?!?) Great thing they decided against install media too. If Apple was going to do mysterious crap to the hard drive, maybe the installer should have run a repair or at least validation first before toasting my SL partition. Just sayin'.
But yes, user error - I should have held off.