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  • 300. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    GatorTPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Software Update is now using the Combo Updater instead of the Delta Updater.  That should resolve most if not all future updates.

    mr.recordman wrote:

     

    I am another user affected by the CUI message and all my apps crashes. I can not open finder. Luckily just Chrome is working for me after several crashes. No way for me to install combo update. I could try through terminal but I want an Apple solution. It is takiing quite long time to them.

     

    Is Apple taking actions about this?

    If you have another Mac, I would put your affected Mac in Target Disk Mode and install the Combo Updater from the second Mac via FireWire.  That worked well for me when I couldn't do anything with my CUI ??? affected  second Mac.  That was a lot faster than the first iMac that I did, which was a 10 Hour Time Machine restore back to Mac OS X 10.7.2 then running the Combo Updater from there.

     

    If you don't have a second Mac, then I would suggest the recovery disk mode, and follow these directions:

     

    Here’s the fix for intermittent CUI errors following the 10.7.3 update | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

     

    Scroll down and do the recovery disk option.  (Or try the other options if you can!)

  • 301. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Robert Engstrom Level 4 Level 4 (3,100 points)

    Rebooted from external HD, downloaded 10.7.3 combo update and installed it. Now everything works. Amazing that this bug was not caught before release.

     

    One lesson I learned always keep a backup drive handy to be able to start from if something would go wrong. But maybe I should just always install combo updates in the future.

  • 302. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    mr.recordman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe I am not too good with terminal. I followed the instructions of Recovery Disk Mode but I gon an erro with target, something like "not such file or directory could be found" I wrote the name of HD that is affected but it seems that i am doing something else wrong.

     

    Any suggestions?

  • 303. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Robert Engstrom wrote:

     

    Rebooted from external HD, downloaded 10.7.3 combo update and installed it. Now everything works. Amazing that this bug was not caught before release.

     

    One lesson I learned always keep a backup drive handy to be able to start from if something would go wrong. But maybe I should just always install combo updates in the future.

     

    Ah, yet another option.  Booting from an external drive, and installing to the internal drive of the affected Mac while running the OS X of the external drive. 

     

    Also, if you have another Mac, you can just put that in Target Disk Mode, and Boot from that as if it were a Bootable external Drive.

  • 304. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    giuliospinozzi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    GatorTPK wrote:

     

    Software Update is now using the Combo Updater instead of the Delta Updater.  That should resolve most if not all future updates.

     

    How can you say this? Where have you seen this info? I must update my MBA 13", and I'm waiting the solving of this issue...thanks

  • 305. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    mr.recordman wrote:

     

    Maybe I am not too good with terminal. I followed the instructions of Recovery Disk Mode but I gon an erro with target, something like "not such file or directory could be found" I wrote the name of HD that is affected but it seems that i am doing something else wrong.

     

    Any suggestions?

     

    Remember, when typing commands in the terminal you have to type everything exactly including every space (or no space).  If the name of the HD is more than one word (has a space in it) put quotes around it.  Like "Macintosh HD" instead of Macintosh\ HD.  In the terminal you can represent spaces in a volume name with the backward slash (\) as in the example but I think "Macintosh HD" is easier.  Especially if your volume isn't named that as in the example. 

     

    Again, remember type everything exactly the same including the spaces, and when typing the Volume name, put it in Quotes.  It's also case sensitive.  i.e. don't type "macintosh hd" instead of "Macintosh HD".  Actually, I just tested that, and sometimes it may not be case sensitive.  But to be on the safe side, keep the same case.

  • 306. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    giuliospinozzi wrote:

     

    GatorTPK wrote:

     

    Software Update is now using the Combo Updater instead of the Delta Updater.  That should resolve most if not all future updates.

     

    How can you say this? Where have you seen this info? I must update my MBA 13", and I'm waiting the solving of this issue...thanks

     

    I saw the info my running Software Update again in the past 8 hours.  I don't know when exactly Apple started using the Combo Update instead of the Delta Update, but it seems like it was about 2 days after the initial release.  In my case it's the Server Update Combined.  You should see "Mac OS X Update Combined".  It's the exact same size as the stand alone combo updater.  This is what it looks like now:

    Screen Shot 2012-02-04 at 12.06.15 AM.png

  • 307. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    giuliospinozzi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great!!! Now i can update my MBA...thanks

  • 308. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    giuliospinozzi wrote:

     

    Great!!! Now i can update my MBA...thanks

     

    I would still recommend the stand alone update though!  I haven't tried the Software Update since Apple started using the "Combined" Update, but I assume it will more likely work better. 

     

    But, again, use the Stand Alone Combo Update!  Apparently, it has always been the recommended way of updating, especially something major.  The "Software Update..." is just an easier way.

  • 309. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    boyfromoz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Gator TPK wrote:

     

    giuliospinozzi wrote:

     

    Great!!! Now i can update my MBA...thanks

     

    I would still recommend the stand alone update though!  I haven't tried the Software Update since Apple started using the "Combined" Update, but I assume it will more likely work better. 

     

    But, again, use the Stand Alone Combo Update!  Apparently, it has always been the recommended way of updating, especially something major.  The "Software Update..." is just an easier way.

    No, hardly anybody recommends the stand alone update over the Combo Update. The stand alone from Software update has been the problem all along. Even Apple have said this. The Combo Update is always the preferable option even though it is always a bit bigger than the stand alone. Where did you get this infomation from?

  • 310. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    boyfromoz wrote:

     

    No, hardly anybody recommends the stand alone update over the Combo Update. The stand alone from Software update has been the problem all along. Even Apple have said this. The Combo Update is always the preferable option even though it is always a bit bigger than the stand alone. Where did you get this infomation from?

     

    The Stand Alone Update is the Combo Package.  It looks like a brown box icon.  A Stand Alone Update is any package that the Installer uses.  It is stand alone because it only updates exactly that package.  There is also a Stand Alone Delta Update too.  But I was refering to  the Stand Alone Combo Package.  This is the direct link:

     

    OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Client Combo)

     

    Down load that, and double click on the brown box, and the Installer.app will run.  That's the recommended way of updating.  As opposed to using the easier "Software Update...".  I have always used "Software Update..." in the past, but I won't for something like this anymore! 

     

    Edit: Actually the two types are Individual and Combo.  But "Individual" is sometimes called a "Delta" Update.  But they are all Stand Alone when in the form of a package (.pkg) brown box that the Installer.app launches.

  • 311. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    mr.recordman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @ Gator TPK

     

    Well i got other error now. Sorry I am quite useless for this.

     

    I get the error: Invalid option: -pkg /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ 10.7.3\ Update\ Combo/MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.3.pkg -target

     

    Then another error that says Usage: installer a nd a lot of info between brakcets.

    The last sentence says: -target [Domainkey|MountPoint|DiskIdentifier|DeviceNode|UUID]>

     

    more help please

  • 312. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Wilfried Kaiser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In my case this bug  hit me especially hard and you'll learn why in a minute. Here is what I have and more importantly what I don't have:

     

    Have:

    1. Early 2008 17inch MacBook Pro

    2. Cui, Cui, Cui

    3. Internet

    4. Thumb Drive with Combo Updater

     

    Dont have:

    1. A current Time Machine Bachup: It's not very old but I was sent one live changingly important email that I would lose.

    2. Target Disc mode: I disabled this a long time ago to enable and support installation of one of these theft protection tools that help you find and get a hold of a stolen Mac.

    2. Second Mac.

    3. Lions second HDD partition: I had to get rid of this because of a stupid bug in the BootCamp

    4. Free space on Time Machine HDD to make a new backup.

     

    I can boot the Machine and access data on the Desktop with Quicklook but any app I tested so far crashed includ Safari and Finder.

     

    Now you know why I got hit especially hard. Does anyone see any options for me?

  • 313. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    mr.recordman wrote:

     

    @ Gator TPK

     

    Well i got other error now. Sorry I am quite useless for this.

     

    I get the error: Invalid option: -pkg /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ 10.7.3\ Update\ Combo/MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.3.pkg -target

     

    Then another error that says Usage: installer a nd a lot of info between brakcets.

    The last sentence says: -target [Domainkey|MountPoint|DiskIdentifier|DeviceNode|UUID]>

     

    more help please

     

    Ok, I decided to actually try this myself.  I grabbed my MacBook Pro, and while looking at My iMac for the directions.  I restarted holding the option key just after the chime.  Started with the Recovery Partition.

     

    In the upper right of the screen, make sure you're connected to Wifi or some network if you haven't already downloaded the Combo package.  It's best to be connected anyway so Apple can verify the download.

     

    Then, if you don't have the Combo Package already downloaded or a copy on a thumb drive or DVD.  Then you need to open Safari.  "Browse for Help Online" and "Continue" opens Safari.  Then type "support.apple.com/downloads/".  I was surprised, to see the Combo package right there at the top of the download items.  Download the "OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Client Combo)"  I've already downloaded it so I didn't do it here, but I assume it puts it into the downloads folder.  I may ask you where to save it, remember where that is, because you'll want to find it when you open it with Disk Utility in the next paragraph:

     

    Then quit Safari, and open "Disk Utility" and choose "Open Disk Image" from the File menu and select the combo installer that you just downloaded.  You may have seen where you saved it.  Actually, you can type "MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.3" in the search box, but my MacBook wasn't finding it very fast without spotlight.  So I just navigated to my HD then Users then my home folder (your name or user folder) then Downloads or where ever you saved the .dmg file you just downloaded.  Double click on it "MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.3.dmg". 

     

    Now you have a /Volumes/"Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update Combo" mounted

     

    Quit Disk Utilities, and open the Terminal from the Utilities menu and now that you have that Volume mounted, you should be able to type " installer -pkg /Volumes/"Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update Combo"/MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.3.pkg -target /Volumes/"the name of your HD" " without the outside quotes or spaces by the outside quotes.

     

    Then there you go, maybe about 15 minutes, it'll have installed the Combo 10.7.3 Update.

     

    Then just type "reboot"

     

    Sum up:

     

    Connect to internet, look for black Wifi (AirPort curved lines)

     

    Download the Combo package with Safari and Save it where you can find it with disk utilities

     

    Open Disk Utility and Open that newly downloaded disk image where you saved it (downloads folder?)

     

    Now that it's a mounted Volume:

     

    Open Terminal and type the simplified commands I gave above with quotes and include you HD name in the quotes too.  That is the command to run the Installer with the Combo Package!

     

    Typing "installer" means to run that app, then you're telling it to open a package "-pkg" named "MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.3.pkg" in that locations (Volumes/....) and "-target" is just telling it where to install the package, and that's where you tell it your HD name in quotes!

     

    Then restart! (Type "reboot" when you get the command prompt again in the terminal)

     

    Voila!  (Hopefullly!  If you see that it installed and reboot restarts, I'm sure it's all good.)

     

    Good luck.  I hope you were forgetting one of those steps and that's why it wasn't working.  I'm glad I went through the motions myself to see what it was all about...

     

    Now I need sleep...

  • 314. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    boyfromoz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Wow. Is the most complicated way to install I have ever seen. I downloaded from Apple site and hit install and done. Is there reason to have to do all those things? should I reinstall it like that?

     

    thank you

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