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HT1338 10.5.8 update combined.

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Nov 27, 2012 8:44 PM

10.5.8 update combined. On Powerbook Will not complete restart, any suggestions?

I had to format HD when it got too full. Following new install I tried to do software update to 10.5.8. It was very slow and then on auto restart it stopped. I left it two hours! Any help appreciated.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 10:16 PM (in response to davidrory)

    Hi David,

     

    Is it a PowerBook or an MBP?

     

    If you don't know the model, find the Serial# & use it on one of these sites, but don't post the Serial# here...

     

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

     

    http://www.appleserialnumberinfo.com/Desktop/index.php

     

    How to find the serial number of your Apple hardware product...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1349

     

    Anyway, does it boot from the Install Disc now?

     

    Can you afford to erase everything & start over?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 12:02 PM (in response to davidrory)

    Get it directly...

     

    Repair Permissions afterwords, reboot.

     

    1058 Combo Update, 10.5.8...

     

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_OS_X_10_5_8_Combo_Update

     

    But first...

     


    "Try Disk Utility

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

     

    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.

     

    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

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