I've got a Mac mini C2D 1.83Ghz with 1Gb mem.
On saturday I received three things:
The Leopard Upgrade Disc
2GB Corsair Mac Memory
and a USB external HD enclosure (I put a 160GB sata HD in there)
So I got the HD hooked up, and I partitioned it into two (1st part is 100GB and 2nd is 60GB).
Of course I had Tiger already on the mini, so I used Carbon Copy Cloner to copy the enter disc over to the 60GB partition and then erased the original 80GB drive in the mini.
And so I had nothing on the mini but was booting into Tiger just fine through my external USB drive.
After that, I took the Mini apart and put the new Memory in, turned it back on and it worked perfectly (I'll add some pics later).
The extra gig of memory really sped things up
So after the hardware upgrades it was time for the OS upgrade
I wanted to install leopard fresh onto the mini's internal HD, but I knew that the Leopard disc was going to look for a previous OS, so I had the External HD on when I put in the disc.
So I popped in the Leopard disc pressing C (so it would boot from the disc), it found it without a hitch, then the first thing it did was look for a previous OS, and of course it found it on the external HD.
After that, I had it migrate all of my Tiger stuff over to the new OS, then it took about 40min. to install Leopard.
Then after it was installed I ran Disc Utility and checked the disc's and all that (fixing a couple of things).
And I noticed that I was getting the spinning beach ball every once in a while, but it didn't bother me and I just kept checking out the new OS. So I went to check the new Spotlight, and it said it was Indexing the Drives, so I let it finish and then everything sped up a ton, no spinning beach balls!
Then I did a software update, no problems there.
I checked all of my programs (meaning, opening them to make sure they work), and everything but Photoshop 7.0 worked. I would get an error saying it isn't able to open. So I did a quick google search and found out that Photoshop 7.0 doesn't support Leopard.
Well no biggy, I'll just have to use it in windows XP.
So on Sunday my goal was to install XP using Bootcamp.
so I installed it, and it loaded up fine, but then I tried to install SP2 but it wouldn't and it would give me an error that said I needed 4 more megabites of free space or something. But I had 20GB's of free space, so it didn't make any sense to me.
So I did another google search and found that I needed to have a Windows XP SP2 Install disc to do it, I can't install XP SP1 and then upgrade to SP2 (which I tried to do).
So I erased the windows xp partition bootcamp had made and so windows and all that were gone of the disc. I'm going to be purchasing an XP SP2 install disc soon, so it's no big deal that I couldn't install windows on sunday.
But then I noticed that now, when I start the Mac mini up, after I get the grey apple sign I don't get the aqua loading bar which says that it's loading the OS, I just get a light blue screen then the page with the accounts I can log into.
Thats the only problem I've run into so far.
Any Ideas why this is happening?