I'm trying to update the OS on my dual 2.0 GHz G5 from OS 10.4.9 to 10.5.2. After running the installer, I tried to run the disk utility program to repair permissions before trying to run software update. The repair permissions routine quickly got to about 15% completed and then just froze. It remained in the same spot for 15 minutes before I quit repair permissions.
To make a long story short, I ended up reformatting the drive and tried installing on the blank drive and ended up with the same results. I even tried installing the OS on an external firewire drive and it did the same thing.
I'm concerned about trying to install FCP studio 2 on a disk where I'm unable to repair permissions.
I've been using Macs since OS 7 (maybe even OS 6), so I've done plenty of OS upgrades. In all that time I've never seen anything like this. I tried disconnecting all external devices (well, except when I tried putting the OS on a firewire drive), checking for firmware updates and just about anything short of standing on my head facing toward Cupertino. I've been so tired lately I'm probably just suffering from a brain-fart and overlooking something simple, but I can't think of what it would be.
Does anyone who knows more about this stuff than me (and that should be LOTS of people) have any idea what's going on here?