I was thanks to DRIVESLIM ($, not free) able to free enough space on the slender MACBOOKAIR which I cam McBahh1.
I was then able after 3 password resets finally get an MAC APP STORE id that would work.
I was then able to download the LION MAC OSX UPGRADE ($). That I had already paid for. Thankfully, I didn’t have to pay for it again.
I was then able to perform the UPGRADE.
An hour later, while I was doing other things, McBahh1 dinged like an oven timer and it was done.
Observation: McBahh1 is now running “sprightly”. No more performance like a nursing home resident. We’ll see if any of the old problems return (i.e.: “I’m too tired to compute; I’m taking my union break for as many minutes as I feel like”; “There’s no free disk space; deal with it.”, or my perennial favorite “Year, I rebooted; what of it?”)
Casualties: NVU (free) no longer runs; I quickly found BLUE_GRIFFON (free) to replace it.
Observation: BLUE_GRIFFON doesn’t do file transfer like NVU did. (Argh!)
New method: FILEZILLA dusted off to upload. New version of FILEZILLA installed. Works.
Casualties: MAC OSX 10.7.3 aka LION in the FINDER utility no longer displays the amount of free space. (Or it’s not obvious how to do it.)
Opinion: Well worth it. But what a hassle. Months of hassle to get to this point. Exponential number of Arghs.
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