macbook trouble

Blake Barnett shadoi at nanovoid.com
Mon Dec 18 12:51:15 MST 2006


On Dec 18, 2006, at 8:17 AM, Hans Fugal wrote:

> On Fri, 15 Dec 2006 at 12:33 -0800, Blake Barnett wrote:
>>
>> On Dec 14, 2006, at 8:04 PM, Jonathan Duncan wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Mine freezes every once in a while, but I have usually attributed
>>> it to crazy third-party applications.
>>
>> Yeah, I usually know when to expect an issue.  Like when playing with
>> beta versions of Parallels.
>>
>>>
>>> However, I have had what I consider to be heat issues which turn
>>> off the machine altogether which has created some HDD corruption
>>> which could in turn cause freezing as well.
>>
>> I thought my HD problems were heat related as well, but from the
>> research I've done I'm fairly certain that it was just a bad hard
>> drive.  Get it replaced, they have quite high heat tolerances  
>> normally.
>>
>>>
>>> There is a "Migration Assistant" that should be able to migrate all
>>> your stuff from one computer to another, although I have not used
>>> it yet.
>>
>> I was just talking about this with my boss the other day, he used it
>> while he sent his Macbook Pro in to get a new case.  He was
>> _blown_away_ by how comprehensive and easy it was.  His account on
>> his Mac Mini is now an exact replica from his Macbook Pro (without
>> disk imaging, etc).  Pretty impressive.
>
> What about /opt/local and /usr/local?

Not sure about that... My guess is an rsync would be necessary since  
OS X doesn't know anything at all about those directories.

>
> You give me food for thought, but how does the process work? Do you  
> have
> to send one in, and be without? This one is tagged by the school,  
> would
> they fix it or would I have to go through all the red tape here again?

My guess is they would fix it, worth a try anyway.

>
> I'll start keeping track of uptimes and what I was doing. Current  
> uptime
> is 9 days, btw.
>

So maybe it is only specific software issues...  :)

-Blake



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