1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 24, 2012 1:12 PM by Neville Hillyer
Elvisc07 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a power mac g5 is a old one it runs on Vs10.5 is Mac OSx

i try'd updating it and it start too update but it takes alot of time and it never finishes


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • 1. Re: it starts the download but it never finishes , what do i do?
    Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)

    I advise:

     

    1. Backup Home folder and any other important items to another hard disk or a DVD
    2. Repair as fully as practical with Disk Utility or better still use AppleJack as per instructions below.
    3. Download and install the combo update from: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL866

     

     

    General instructions for using AppleJack on a faulty Mac. It may be reasonable to omit item 1 if a backup has recently been done or the Mac has no serious symptoms.

     

    1. Backup Home folder and perhaps whole disk to an external disk or DVD with eg Carbon Copy Cloner
    2. Install the free AppleJack
    3. Reboot holding cmd s until you see text
    4. Wait until text stops
    5. Type: applejack AUTO shutdown
    6. Hit return key
    7. Don't touch but prepare for a long wait - may take hours the first time
    8. You can probably ignore the many error messages
    9. Reboot after it has shutdown

     

    First boot will take longer than usual as it rebuilds caches