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Can't boot after installing 10.8.3

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  • tcl4m Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:37 PM (in response to jcharr1)

    If you have access to a PC, you should check if you can boot from that CD on the PC.  If you can boot the CD on the PC, you could always pull the drive, and update the firmware on the PC.

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    Mar 17, 2013 4:59 AM (in response to jcharr1)

    Same problem after update firmware(x-25e) and combo update .

  • stekme Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:45 AM (in response to jcharr1)

    ITS BIG problem for me too!

    MBP-13 / 2011 with Intel SSD 128gb

     

    1. Instll from Mac App Store as Update - not load

    2. Run DU, chek - few errors..

    3. clean SSD, install 10.8, run Combo update. - not load

    4. clean ssd, install 10.8, run Mac App Store Update - not load

     

    I think its problem of Apple and we must wait new update!

    Older versions of Mac OS X updates work clean.. but 10.8.3... why???

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    Mar 17, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to stekme)

    I am running an X25-M 160GB, 2011 17" MacBook Pro. The update killed my MBP but thankfully I had a Time Machine backup to 10.8.2. I don't think I can update firmware on my SSD directly from a Mac and I don't have a PC to do it with. Is there going to be a fix for this?

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    Mar 18, 2013 4:16 AM (in response to islander71)

    Download the firmware iso from http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18363

     

    Create a bootable cd from the iso using Disk Utility.

     

    Restart the mac with the disk in the drive while holding the "C" key on the keyboard.

     

    Run the firmware update.

     

    Reinstall the 10.8.3 update.

     

    Easy 5 minute fix.

  • pejaham Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2013 4:32 AM (in response to Sydneypup)

    On my 2011 Mac Mini the Intel driver update CD does not boot. It hangs with displaying "FreeDOS" in the BIOS console. What is the trick?

  • Sydneypup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 4:37 AM (in response to pejaham)

    You have an Intel X25 SSD, right?

     

    It didn't hang on mine.

     

    I had to enter Y, then enter twice, before it started.

     

    May be a display problem?

  • pejaham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 6:16 AM (in response to Sydneypup)

    Yes, I have an Intel X25 SSD - Info from "About this Mac":

     

    INTEL SSDSA2M160G2GC                   

    Version:          2CV102G9

     

    The monitor is a Cinema Display 24" with Mini Display port - which should work on a Mac Mini. I'll try another monitor. Do you have a Bootcamp partition configured? Maybe the EFI loader cannot boot straight into DOS. I also tried rEFIt and rEFIned - no luck.

     

    Thanks

  • Sydneypup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 6:34 AM (in response to pejaham)

    I'm sorry. I didn't mean an actual monitor problem. I wonder if the prompts are not displaying for some reason.

    You might try typing y, then hit Enter, Then Y, and Enter again.

     

    I believe the first Y was a response to Do you have an Intel SSD, and the second was a response to Have you read, and agree to the license agreement.

     

    I do not have a Bootcamp partition configured.

     

    Here is my info:

    INTEL SSDSA2M160G2GC 

    Revision: 2CV102M3 (after firmware update)

  • Sydneypup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 6:45 AM (in response to pejaham)

    I ran across this old post on an Intel forum.Their workaround was to to create a bootable flash drive instead of CD. It is a pretty old post, but may be worth a shot. http://communities.intel.com/thread/3923

  • pejaham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 6:47 AM (in response to Sydneypup)

    Ah ok - on my console I just get the "FreeDOS" message with the curser positioned after the string, then the DVD activity dies and nothing. Did you get a different prompt before typing the y/enter keys or what prompt shoud I get? I'll try the keyboard input anyway with the y/enter as you suggested.

     

    My SSD model seems to be exactly the same as yours, so basically it should work. On what Mac model did you run the firmware updater?

     

    Thanks,

    Peter

  • pejaham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to pejaham)

    Thanks, I'll give it a try.

     

    Peter

  • Sydneypup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 7:07 AM (in response to pejaham)

    I can't remember exactly what the text read, I just remember having to type Y and Enter twice.

     

    I ran it on an Early 2011 13" MacBook Pro.

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    Mar 18, 2013 7:21 AM (in response to jcharr1)

    Hi jcharr1,

     

    As you have many other mac system's.. take a time machine back up of the best working mac on an external pendrive..

     

    then Choose Apple menu > Restart, and then hold down the Command (⌘) and R keys while your Mac restarts. If you’re not connected to the Internet, choose a network from the Wi-Fi menu (in the top-right corner of the screen). then choose the first option "Restore from machine backup"

     

    once thats completed you would have 10.8.3 exactly the same way how it is on your best working mac.

     

    Warning: these steps are subject to data loss..

     

    all the best..

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