Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 1:34 AM (in response to Tider89)
my download appeared to stop also but the estimated time of it completing installation kept going down so i just left it and went to bed, when i got up in the morning the computer had rebooted back to the desktop and everything was working ok again.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 1:44 AM (in response to dandoonian)
Unfortunately, exchanging the kext did not help. There were more kexts missing on my system (compared to a fresh install), for example AppleAHCIPort.kext. Adding those did not help either. I have currently an info from a german board that installing the 10.7.4-Combo update did help. I'm going to try this, unfortunately, the downloads from Apple are quite slow today.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 2:53 AM (in response to Mitchla)
Sadly, the Lion Recovery partition/Internet recovery option does nothing for us Lion Server users... Why Server on my MBP? ... I'll let you know when I have a valid answer beyond, "because I wanted to." Anyway, as I said, Lion will not re-install unless you wipe with DU. Since my TM backup is 3.5 weeks old (never again... I promise...) I put my MBP into target disk mode, and am copying all of the contents of MBP's Mac HD to a spare HD on my Mac Pro via FireWire. My plan is to wipe with DU, install Lion, restore my 3 week old backup, and replace certain folders that I know have changed since the backup with the contents of all that I'm pulling off now. I will then proceed to cover my thunderbolt port with Gorilla Glue, and hope that it never bothers me again.
For the majority of you, it sounds like this will do nothing, but for anyone running Lion Server, with an incredibly old backup to work with, this seems like our only option.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 3:42 AM (in response to joelmercer)
I'm fine after a re-install of Lion, other than iPhoto not working, but I'll assign that's seperate for now. All my data and even the tabs I had open came back. So thats good. One thing you got to love is pushing the button to install Lion, going to bed, then waking up in the morning with my MBP just sitting on my desktop where I left off before the panic. I love that.
Here is a picture of my kenal panic, I'm sure others are similar.
Here's to a fix soon!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 3:43 AM (in response to Mtaksrud)
Does anyone know if Apple has been made aware of this problem?
Well we're here, and talking about it. I'm sure Apple watches what happens here. Plus for every person who posts here, I'm sure their are a couple of others who would of called for support.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 4:00 AM (in response to Mitchla)
- Boot your broken mac with the T-button pressed to enter the target drive mode
- connect the mac with one of the cable to the other mac, the harddrive of the broken mac should appear on your desktop
- download and start the combo update and follow the installation steps until you can choose the install location
- choose the harddrive of your broken mac and proceed
- after the update is done, eject the mounted harddrives and restart your broken mac after shutting it down. it should boot correctly
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 4:01 AM (in response to Mitchla)
I have had the same issue but was able to redownload and restore Lion which has kept everything intact. The issue I am now having is that iPhoto will not open. Is anyone else having this issue? I was applying the iPhoto update at the same time as the Thunderbolt update and it looks like the two things are linked.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 4:09 AM (in response to teomad)
Yes I believe these two are related and here is what I did to fix it. When I would try to launch iPhoto I would get a dialog with an error message pointing to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreMediaIOServices.framework/Versions/A and missing files in that directory as the culprit. Comparing this directory to another working Mac it appears that the file CoreMediaIOServices is missing along with a _CodeSignature directory although I believe that is less important to the actual problem. I used Time Machine to restore this file and directory from ealier in the day and iPhoto now works properly again.
Hope this helps and it is somewhat of a mystery how these files would get removed by this update but I did it twice and both times it happened. Each time I simply booted from a external disk and reapplied the 10.7.4 combo updater which restored my machine to booting correctly and then had to fix iPhoto via the method I described.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 4:20 AM (in response to Sir Atilla)
Sir Atilla wrote:
Each time I simply booted from a external disk and reapplied the 10.7.4 combo updater which restored my machine to booting correctly and then had to fix iPhoto via the method I described.
just a question, how can you boot from an external disk to apply the combo updater? i don't have a ready made usb, will that mean, i have to download the full lion installation and install it on a usb? or there's a linux distro that we can boot, and then somehow apply the patch? luckily i've backed up all my programming code yesterday but what i have a very slow internet connection which makes it almost impossible to reinstall lion... i'm ready to try any tricks to fix it..
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 4:24 AM (in response to Mitchla)
Hi Guys.. Even I got a same issue during airport and thunderbolt utility update... #
stuck in a big problem!!
==> any suggestions if re-installing OS X Lion works well?? will I loose all my data after re-installation??
appreciate your help..
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