“Less Than A Minute Remaining”
Tonight while installing OSX Mavericks, everything seemed to be going well until the progress bar stopped. It got to “Less than a minute remaining” and then it stopped there. For a very long time.
I had seen similar behavior while installing Lion and Mountain Lion, and on one of my Macs I even had to reboot the machine to get out of a hung install. So I prepared for the OSX “overnight vigil” that many seem to have gone through in times gone by.
Just to be sure, though, I did a quick Google check of how people were faring with the new update, and there seemed to be a good amount of people who had to wait a good while, but had success within several minutes. So I decided to wait.
It turns out that my fears were misplaced. After about 10 minutes, the machine rebooted and went on to complete the install. There was a second brief pause, once again on “Less Than a Minute Remaining”, but that one went much more quickly.
So I’m here to tell you to hang in there. You may need to wait 10-15 minutes, but the install should complete.
Just don’t believe the “Less Than a Minute Remaining” hype.