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10.6.8 issues

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Alexandre Calculating status...
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Jun 26, 2011 1:02 PM

I am actually incensed.  I updated two of my machines, and BOTH failed being stuck in a loop on boot.


Very very poor indeed!


I don't know what made Apple post this update that caused true and deep problems with absolutely EVERYthing or anything!

MacPro (2008), MBP (2010)+bootcamp, Mac OS X (10.6.7), XP Pro / 1st Mac=G5/10.4+OS9
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Jun 26, 2011 1:21 PM (in response to Alexandre)

    Before you blame Apple look to your own systems. They may be the reason for the problems. So, to get you started back to operation you will need to reinstall Snow Leopard as follows:


    Reinstall OS X without erasing the drive


    Do the following:


    1. Repair the Hard Drive and Permissions


    Boot from your Snow Leopard Installer disc. After the installer loads select your language and click on the Continue button. When the menu bar appears select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. After DU loads select your hard drive entry (mfgr.'s ID and drive size) from the the left side list.  In the DU status area you will see an entry for the S.M.A.R.T. status of the hard drive.  If it does not say "Verified" then the hard drive is failing or failed. (SMART status is not reported on external Firewire or USB drives.) If the drive is "Verified" then select your OS X volume from the list on the left (sub-entry below the drive entry,) click on the First Aid tab, then click on the Repair Disk button. If DU reports any errors that have been fixed, then re-run Repair Disk until no errors are reported. If no errors are reported click on the Repair Permissions button. Wait until the operation completes, then quit DU and return to the installer.


    If DU reports errors it cannot fix, then you will need Disk Warrior and/or Tech Tool Pro to repair the drive. If you don't have either of them or if neither of them can fix the drive, then you will need to reformat the drive and reinstall OS X.


    2. Reinstall Snow Leopard


    If the drive is OK then quit DU and return to the installer.  Proceed with reinstalling OS X.  Note that the Snow Leopard installer will not erase your drive or disturb your files.  After installing a fresh copy of OS X the installer will move your Home folder, third-party applications, support items, and network preferences into the newly installed system.


    Once Snow Leopard has been reinstalled and working download the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo and install it. Let's see if this doesn't get things going properly.

  • C5Z Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jun 26, 2011 1:56 PM (in response to Kappy)

    I have read a number of posts on 10.6.8 issues that have been resolved by disk verification/repair permissions, and will henceforth include those activities as part of my pre-update process (hope I can remember!).  Better yet, if Apple built in disk verification/repair permissions as part of the update for forgetful folks like me, that would be great.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,305 points)
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    Jun 27, 2011 4:45 AM (in response to Alexandre)

    With such a faulty update, I wonder why so many haven't had a problem at all. Very strange indeed.

  • Sheri Nikishin Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Jun 28, 2011 2:48 PM (in response to Alexandre)

    Thank you for reporting back Alexandre. We had one failed update out of four users here. Safe Boot didn't work, and it wasn't getting very far at all...stuck after loading bluetooth drivers. I was going to do a fresh install and migrate the user's account, but this did the trick so far, and I'm running the Java update now.


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