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How can I install the update from OS X 10.5.2 to 10.5.6?

421 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2009 11:57 AM by birdy176 RSS
birdy176 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Mar 9, 2009 10:16 PM
After downloading the 400 MBs update files at the local library where broadband is available, when asked to choose the destination, I picked the only one offered, i.e., Mac HDD.

A red attention sign and warning came up :"You cannot install Mac OS X Update on this volume. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update".

In other words, what is touted as an update to fix certain failures of the original OS is not considered appropriate for my "volume"?

Tech support wants me to pay to fix a car that came with a punctured tire - by their own admission. And I thought Microsoft was uncooperative.

Anybody else who had this happen to them? Solution?
iMac v.X, Leopard, Mac OS X (10.5), Panasonic Lumix, video DVR-D300 (mini-RAM), Gateway/XP2
  • John Guo Level 5 Level 5 (5,165 points)
    Based on what you said, I assume that you went to the Downloads tab in Apple's website and used Installer to install the file where it asks you to choose a destination to install. First, are you sure that you downloaded the right one for your machine? And why not use Software Updates? go to the  on the upper left and select Software Updates. Use that programme to update your computer. You can update from 10.5.2 to 10.5.6 so try the other way.
    MacBook Pro with iLife '09, iWork '09, Aperture 2, Mac OS X (10.5.6), AirPort Extreme, iPod touch, Wireless Mighty Mouse, Wireless Keyboard
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,535 points)
    Try downloading and installing the 10.5.6 combo update instead available here:

    Also, using a commercial (not residential) broadband account is not a good way to download Mac Os X software updates. The administrator might have restrictions for downloading files you aren't aware of that can restrict the installation of the software.

    Make sure your Mac has enough free disk space. Right or control click the MacintoshHD icon on your Desktop, then click: Get Info. In the Get Info window, click the discovery triangle so it's facing down. You will see; Capacity and Available Make sure you have 10% available disk space, 15% is better. Insufficient available space, can cause performance issues, system corruption, and possible loss of data.

    Repair Disk Permissions:
    Launch Disk Utility. (Applications/Utilities) Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select FirstAid, then click: Repair Disk Permissions. Quit DU when it's finished and reboot.

    "And I thought Microsoft was uncooperative." That comment is totally irrelevant to the issue at hand.

    Intel iMac 2.66GHz PBG4SDrive iBookG4 iMacG3 Toshiba WinXP Airport Extreme, Mac OS X (10.5.6), WirelessMM Airport Wacom Intuos Tablet iLife 08 DW and TTPro
  • KJK555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
    First check the integrity of your downloaded file.

    Here are some tips to help your update go smoothly

    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), , Win XP  "Did You Back It Up?"  "Save your Bacon, Clone it!" 


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