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After 10.7.4 update my macbook pro doesn't boot

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  • WarrenWW Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2012 3:12 AM (in response to Bloblo63)

    Did you install FIPS (https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1518)? It was causing my Mac Pro to shutdown on boot.

     

    Try removing it by deleting:

    /usr/sbin/fips

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.fipspost.plist

  • Lena13 Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2012 3:43 AM (in response to Bloblo63)
    After running out to start OS X Lion 10.74 (installed on a MBP 17 "Early 2009 with 8GB RAM ) upgraded from Software Update system (the package weighs699MB, and had no way to do it starting in Safe Mode from the certainly noticedthat there were errors smc type, I chose to install a clone of the disk and I update this again once downloaded from the Apple web ComboUpdate weighing 1.4 GBinstallation has gone ok, previously I did a check and repair permits for thosethird-party apps which are not repaired permissions alone, I say this for what it's worth.
    So I recommend installing by ComboUpdate rather than using Software Update.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Purd Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    May 10, 2012 4:34 AM (in response to WarrenWW)

    Yes, I have FIPS installed on my system. I have removed them as per your suggestion, and now updating to 10.7.4 using combo updater.


    Will report the outcome as the installation complete and reboot

     

    I will keep my fingers crossed

  • Lena13 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 10, 2012 4:44 AM (in response to Purd)

    I hope you do as well as my

    regards

  • Not now Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2012 5:31 AM (in response to WarrenWW)

    I removed FIPS and now my Lion 10.7.4 boots up properly.  Thanks for the great tip.

  • Purd Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    May 10, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to Not now)

    I removed FIPS and update. Now my 10.7.4 boot fine. Thank for great advise

  • preston_baba Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to Bloblo63)

    well well apple how to **** off your customers with 10.7.3 working fine then it failed under software update so d/l 10.7.4 combo and it installs and everytime it boots up it shuts off. seriously your software engineers are a joke considering the amount of people with gripes already and having to use my iphone 4s to send this thread. no do not ise any file encryption everything is stock the machine is an imac mid 2010 21.5" 3.06ghz with 16gb 1333Mhz Apple DDR3 ram... come on this is just stupid now with every release having issues, id rate osx 10.7 as worse than microsofts win vista by miles easily and i surely hope that 10.8 is free to all legit 10.7 owners... im so ****** off right now!!!!!!!!!!!

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    May 10, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to preston_baba)

    preston_baba wrote:

     

    well well apple how to **** off your customers with 10.7.3 working fine then it failed under software update so d/l 10.7.4 combo and it installs and everytime it boots up it shuts off. seriously your software engineers are a joke considering the amount of people with gripes already and having to use my iphone 4s to send this thread. no do not ise any file encryption everything is stock the machine is an imac mid 2010 21.5" 3.06ghz with 16gb 1333Mhz Apple DDR3 ram... come on this is just stupid now with every release having issues, id rate osx 10.7 as worse than microsofts win vista by miles easily and i surely hope that 10.8 is free to all legit 10.7 owners... im so ****** off right now!!!!!!!!!!!

    Please tell Apple

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

     

    This is a forum of users like yourself trying to help each other.

     

    Pete

  • CorporeSano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to Bloblo63)

    I HAD ISSUES INSTALLING ALSO. THE INSTALL WOULD APPEAR TO FREEZE FOR MINUTES AND WHEN I WOULD MOVE THE MOUSE AROUND IT WOULD PICK UP AGAIN. I DID THIS ABOUT 6 TIMES!.

    I know that the movement of the mouse effected the installation because 6 times immediately after I moved the mouse the progress bar started moving again. it was at the same time that the screen dims that the installation appeared to freeze. after install my initial boot time was over 4 minutes.

    All appears normal now with mutiple reboots and OS/App testing.

    On another Note.. When I try to install 10.7.4 to a usb using the steps found in google that work in all previous versions of 10. I get errors now. I tried a different USB Drive and then I tried a older version of lion and the older version restores to the USB but 10.7.4 keeps giving me " Could Not Restore Invalid Argument".

    I tried different usbs and also redownloaded lion three seperate times. Its the Original Installer 10.7.4 causing the issue.

    Only thing I didnt try was moving the 10.7.4 to an unencrypted drive and then trying the restore to usb......

  • preston_baba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to petermac87)

    Thanks dude... My bad, just extremely frustrated with this whole thing... I couldn't find a solution except to backstep to 10.7.3.

     

    Was not even able to boot into Safe Mode in 10.7.4

     

    I should of really thought about where to send that reply, as I was on the iPhone 4S trying to trace down issues, which makes for interesting reading when you started to update at 10pm and by 1:30am, the Incredible Sulk decided to make an appearance... and now it's currently 4:00am

     

    My bad dude, I think in this particular case it's an issue that's totally unforseen and one that I am not even going to try and bother working out what the issue is there. Spent too much time with Apple Software Engineers in the past finding bugs and solutions for so many of there OS and Applications and just this was the cherry on top on the cake...

     

    I hope you manage to sort your end out, without the amount of drama's I've had. I'd suggest either Time Machine your MacBook or if your like myself I just mirror the drive on to an external... Either back to 10.7.3 wont bother with 10.7.4...

     

    Anyway thanks again, for noting my Homer Simpson Duh moment...

     

    Regards

  • preston_baba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to petermac87)

    Hey There,

     

    I finally managed to get 10.7.4 too install... On boot up before the machine shutdowns select and hold [option] to get into boot off disk... Make sure 10.7.3 install DVD is in the drive. re-install 10.7.3 onto your main OS partition.

     

    I checked the Launch Agents/Daemons just too check and make sure that FIPS was not installed, which it wasn't. Copied the Combo Update off the external drive and dumped onto the Desktop and re-installed.

     

    For a moment there I thought it was going to do the same thing over again, as when 10.7.3 boots up it will pickup my secondary screen which is a 42" LG HD Plasma connected via DVI to HDMI. For some reason 10.7.4 won't activate the screen until a little later, and as soon as I saw the white pop up on the secondary screen things got better, and it continued to boot into 10.7.4 ... why that method works I have no idea except for some system setting obviously conflicts with the software update hence why I downloaded the Combo Setup...

     

    Warning though, you may still wish to keep with 10.7.3 as I noticed that certain applications fail to execute and crash out... So I would really suggest stick with 10.7.3 or 10.6.8...

     

    I would not really say that this is a solution as such but rather a last resort, that may or may not work for you...

     

    Regards

  • Kammeratx Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to WarrenWW)

    My Macbook Pro also won't boot after installing the 10.7.4 update via software update. All assumingly went fine during installment, but after the initial reboot my screen has been grey and computer 100% unresponsive to anything else than the powerbutton itself and the resetting of the parameter ram key combo. Can't make it boot in safe mode etc. Also have a system CD stuck in there after trying to boot from that disc...

    Typing away from another computer and no clue of what to do on my own next?

  • arri Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to arri)

    a little update on my issue;   appearantly, my machine DID reboot before/after the update took place.. although i never heard a chime. But it just got stuck on the grey screen after the installation finsished. (see attached pastebin link for relevant logs)

     

    i let it sit at the grey screen during the day, just to find it in exactly the same state, so i then i decided to do a forced-reboot.

     

    the actual reboot took several minutes (not unusual after an upgrade..), but appart from that it now works fine.

     

     

     

     

    http://pastebin.com/LkYaNRLa

  • /e/ Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2012 2:24 PM (in response to arri)

    Despite the dire posts here and thanks to a techie friend's encouragement, I decided to go ahead with the installation, using the Combo 10.7.4 and Safari 5.1.7 updates that I downloaded last night.

     

    Before installing, I ran TimeMachine and updated my external hard drive that is a clone of my 2011 MacBookPro so that I could revert if 10.7.4 broke for me as it has for those who posted recently.

     

    Next I attached my updated, cloned hard drive to my MBP. I located the Combo 10.7.4 Update on my MBP and installed that onto the clone. Not only did this method guarantee that my MBP would continue to function in 10.7.3, but I could continue to be online while waiting for the installation to complete.

     

    Next I installed the Safari 5.1.7 update on the clone.

     

    After both installations were complete, I rebooted from the updated clone, now running 10.7.4, with no hardware or software problems. Network, printer all good. Safari 5.1.7 worked fine too.

     

    While still booted from the clone, I installed the combo 10.7.4 update first and the Safari 5.1.7 next onto my MBP.

     

    Next I shut down, removed the cloned drive, and rebooted from my MBP from which I am now writing. The install seemed to take longer on the MBP than on the cloned drive but otherwise all is good with both my MBP and its clone.

     

    Suggestion for Apple:

    Please add the Combo OS X update as a choice — along with the Delta update — via Software Update. Doing so would allow users with hi-speed Internet access to have a better update experience using the Combo update.

     

    Folks who are still tethered to dial-up Internet access can either wait longer for the Combo download or do the Delta if they are impatient.

     

    Doing so could reduce the number of problem installations and complaints to Apple.

  • Pablo_perez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 11, 2012 1:45 AM (in response to petermac87)

    Thanks for the advice, Pete.

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