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Re: Install problem, 6.0, Mac OS 10.4.10: No kernel connect?
In article <fdt46n$s9k$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Syd Geraghty <sydgeraghty at mac.com> wrote: > I experienced the same thing on the same machine as you. WRI support > had me uninstall 5.2 and then install 6.0. > That worked. > > Syd Geraghty Thank you for posting this: I'm sorry that you had the same problem, but glad to know it wasn't just me doing something stupid. I eventually (and with massive trepidation) did more or less the same thing: Cleaned out everything I could find connected with any version of Mathematica on my HD, then reinstalled from the CD. That worked for me also. [Of course a decades worth of preferences and customization were gone, but if you're burning the bridges, and want to be sure the all the (unknown and unknowable) trouble-making ones will be gone, all you can really do is burn _all_ of them.] There's still the unsolved problem: **What has gone wrong at Wolfram**? Mathematica is a massively complex, massively sophisticated, massively capable, massively expensive piece of software. I've used it for years (to do work *using* it, not to spend my life exploring its innards). I love what I can accomplish with it; I'd like to have it be ever more widely used so I can collaborate with others who use it, and so it will stay available on my platform. So, with all the brainpower and sophistication at Wolfram, is it that they didn't test it on OS 10.4 MacBooks? Or that they knew about this problem, but just didn't bother to warn us? Or that they just couldn't be bothered to add a Read Me on the CD or the installer that would say, "Would be a good idea to remove 5.1 first, before installing -- and here's how to do it?" (when did I last get a piece of software that didn't have such a Readme?). Of course, these gripes are all minor, compared to the whole "No printed introductory manual or book" subject that's been extensively discussed on this group previously. That decision is beyond belief -- all one can do is just ask again: **What the h-ll went wrong at Wolfram, that led to that decision**?