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May 18, 2013 2:56 AM

Hi guys,

 

my Macmini4,1 @ 2.40 GHz (x 2), 2048 MB RAM failed to load the OS and right after I started to reinstall the OS again with original DVD it all went fine, but after a few attempt to update my OS IT FAILED to update and i try few times until my os stop responding and which i did try to reinstall the OS in which I have failed to do so.

 

things I have done so far:

 

PRAM done!

 

Apple Hardware Test done! (at first I had difficulties to finish the test but after a few attempts it was no issue in hardware)

 

pull the plug out and also memory ram and left it for a while with no connection and electricity

 

I have try to create image file of my hard drive in disk utilities but failed due to few factors (file is too big, input/output error) so I haven't be able to back up my data, is there any format I have to use to back up my data?

 

erase unused space with disk utilities

 

verify and repair hard disk few times until there was no issue at all

 

verify and repair permission for the Macintosh HD

 

 

I have also attached my installer log report for more information.

 

 

http://iwhiteboard.ir/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Installer-Log-18-May-2013.txt

 

 

Please check the log report, as I have no clue whatsoever with this report after reading it for a few times.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,390 points)
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    May 18, 2013 8:56 AM (in response to dani4wd)

    dani4wd wrote:

     

    Hi guys,

     

    my Macmini4,1 @ 2.40 GHz (x 2), 2048 MB RAM failed to load the OS and right after I started to reinstall the OS again with original DVD it all went fine, but after a few attempt to update my OS IT FAILED to update and i try few times until my os stop responding and which i did try to reinstall the OS in which I have failed to do so.

     

    It is not clear if you Reinstalled OS X over the top or did a complete Erase and Install.

     

    Either way, use the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to bring it up to date.

     

     

    dani4wd wrote:

     

    I have try to create image file of my hard drive in disk utilities but failed due to few factors (file is too big, input/output error) so I haven't be able to back up my data, is there any format I have to use to back up my data?

     

     

     

    What are you trying to backup your data to..?

     

    If you want to make a copy of your Internal HD to an External HD using Disk Utility, then the External HD will need to be formatted Mac OS Extended.

     

    WARNING: Re-formatting an existing External HD will Erase all the current Data stored on it. So it is probably best to re-format a new External HD instead of one with data already stored on it. 

     

     

    dani4wd wrote:

     

    http://iwhiteboard.ir/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Installer-Log-18-May-2013.txt

     

     

    Please check the log report, as I have no clue whatsoever with this report after reading it for a few times.

     

    I'm not that good a reading Logs either, but if I am correct it looks like you were OK after reinstalling OS X and then things went aray either updating or migrating...?

     

    So first I'd give the Combo Update above a shot and report back.

    iMac, Mac Mini, iPad, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.8), (10.8.3), Safari, iTunes, iPhoto
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,390 points)
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    May 18, 2013 12:06 PM (in response to dani4wd)

    Startup from your Snow Leopard Disk and navigate to Utilities > Disk Utility, then use Disk Utility to Repair the Macintosh HD startup volume.

     

    see > Mac OS X - Using Disk Utility to Repair a Disk

     

    If the Repair completes properly, download and install the 10.6.8 Combo Update above.

     

    If not, jot down and report back why Disk Utility failed to Repair the Macintosh HD.

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,390 points)
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    May 18, 2013 1:26 PM (in response to dani4wd)

    If Disk Utility reported that you Macintosh HD was OK, then you should be able to startup from it and update.

     

    If not, then I'm not really sure what the problem is..? Perhaps you should take it into your local Apple Store or Apple Service Provider and have them sort it out.

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,390 points)
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    May 18, 2013 2:16 PM (in response to dani4wd)

    Try starting up into the Startup Manager holding the Option key and if you see your Macintosh HD, then try starting up from it.

     

    see > Startup Manager: How to select a startup volume

     

    If you do not see the Macintosh HD in the Startup Manager, then either the Hard Disk has failed or does not have a viable OS X installed to startup from.

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,390 points)
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    May 18, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to dani4wd)
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,390 points)
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    Jun 23, 2013 7:05 AM (in response to dani4wd)

    Your welcome!

     

    I'm glad to hear that you had a backup.

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