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1949 Views 53 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2012 7:47 PM by Dummnut RSS
  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,465 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to katieIII)

    The latest Mac Minis do run Mountain Lion. So there must have been a hardware update in there recently. The Apple Store even shows a little "New" label over it.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,015 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to katieIII)

    Apple withdrew the 10.8.2 update last week - obviously there must have been a reason. All late 2012 machines require different builds - hence, the regular update can't be used. I am sure Apple will make the special build update available as soon as possible. There are quite a few threads here regarding this.

     

    FWIW, my iMac has 10.8.2 , build 12C60

    The update for the 2012 machines had build 12C3006 before it was removed.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,465 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to katieIII)

    According to everymac.com (see bottom four items in list), all 2012 Mac Minis should be able to run ML. Did you purchase it new in 2012, or is it an older model that you just happened to purchase this year?

  • Dummnut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 12:23 AM (in response to katieIII)

    My late 2012 Mac mini6,2 is brand new this week direct from the Apple store, it came with ML 10.8.1 running on it yet Apple store reports my computer is not compatible with Mountain Lion.

     

    Additionally, I had already downloaded 10.8.2 on a different macbook which will not boot (or obviously install) on the Mac mini.  Today there is no way to install Mountain Lion on a late 2012 Mac mini.  Which I find somewhat disturbing

     

    As far as i know EFI32 has been discontinued on all Mac's since from around 2008-2009, therefore any Mac built within the latst few years comes with EFi64 capability.  Attempting to install Mountain Lion to any Mac prior to 2008 will most likely fail.

  • Dummnut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to katieIII)

    An update is available from 10.8.1 to 10.8.2 from the downloads section, but still the same error message appears when attempting to purchase a Mountain Lion image to make a clean install, meanwhile cloning is still possible to another drive  thankfully

  • Dummnut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 6:38 PM (in response to katieIII)

    have already updated my machine to 10.8.4  ty   The point is there are no OSX installers for this Macmini, meaning if you update the drive to one which has far better performance than the original, there is no way to clean install only clone options exist.   When the installed OS ( OSX) informs you that OSX can not be installed on the same system something is very wrong  right

     

    Apple have been giving me the run around on this issue

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,465 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to katieIII)

    Where did you receive 10.8.4 from in the first place then?

    I would have to believe that was a typo. There hasn't even been a 10.8.3 yet.

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