9 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2011 2:05 AM by jmues
jffox01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hey, all. I'm trying to update my MacBook Pro from 10.6.6 to 10.6.7, and it's not letting me do so. The update isn't showing up in the Software Update list, and when I try to run the installers manually it comes up saying "Mac OSX Update can't be installed on this disk. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update." For those interested, this is a mid/late 2010 15" MacBook Pro, model identifier MacBookPro6,2 (4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7). It's currently running OSX 10.6.6 build 10J3210. I'm not really sure what to do, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • 153957 Level 2 Level 2 (485 points)

    Have you tried the Combo Updater?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1361

     

    Of the special MacBook updater:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1368

  • jffox01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, I've tried all of them - the normal update and the combo one both give the same error, the "This volume does not meet the requirements," and the special Macbook one simply says that it's not supported on my system.

  • jmues Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

     

    I have the same problem with several machines: I configured a complete System on a NEW MacBook Pro with 10.6.6 built 10J3210 and migrated the systems to other (older) machines.

     

    The machines are running without problems, but I don not have a chance to update to 10.6.7 - all Updaters (combo, standalone, special version for MBP Early 2011) are NOT working, the "volume does not meet the requirements".

    Bildschirmfoto 2011-04-30 um 10.18.44.jpg

     

    I am searching for a solution to update these machines without re-install - that is a lot of work for appr. 10 to 15 computers...

     

    Regards

    jmues

  • kisuke3 Level 3 Level 3 (910 points)

    that is indeed a tricky situation. Are you performing this update via the software update and not the manual update?for the new MBP early 2011, combo update may not work as its a different build. So in order for these machines to be upgraded, you have to do the software update app

  • jmues Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi kiskuke3,

     

    am a Mac supporter for long years. So I tried all methods to update:

    - software update app

    - combo updater 10.6.7

    - single updater 10.6.6 to 10.6.7

    - special updater for MBP early 2011 10.6.6. to 10.6.7

     

    Even the last choice does not work because of the wrong hardware...

     

    The only chance could be using a MBP early 2011 with start from target disk of the other machines.

    But at this time, I don't have a MBP early 2011 here... :-(

     

    Any further ideas?

  • kisuke3 Level 3 Level 3 (910 points)

    Ok if this is your machine

     

    mid/late 2010 then an early 2011 would not really work here. The only thing I can think off, is did you create an image from a machine then re-imaged a number of machines?if so, what's the model of the source machine

  • jmues Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    that's exactly what I do: I have ONE source image for all my installation. If a new version of machine is approaching (here: MacBook Pro Early 2011) I update the image to the new machine (here built 10J3210) and create a new updated image from the newest machine - this was working in the past without problems.

     

    It's no problem for me, to create a completely new image, which works. But than I have to manually transfer all personal data from the machines.

     

    So I am still searching for an intelligent method to get 10.6.6 built 10J3210 updated to 10.6.7 on a NON MacBook Pro Early 2011...

     

    Is there any trick to avoid the updater to check the hardware of the machine?

     

    I think of modifing the "special updater for MBP early 2011 10.6.6. to 10.6.7" to an other model?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1368?viewlocale=en_US

  • kisuke3 Level 3 Level 3 (910 points)

    It wont.

     

    The problem here buddy is MBP early2011 is a special build because of its hardware modifications. It will simply not work.

     

    Compatibility is the issue. All other models of MBP except the early2011 will work. Until they release the combo updater publicly to be ASLO compatible with early2011 I dont see where this is going.

     

    I've tested a combo update from the website to an early2011 and did not work too. The only way to upgrade an early2011 to 10.6.7 is via software update

     

    I think of modifing the "special updater for MBP early 2011 10.6.6. to 10.6.7" to an other model? - This is awesome if you can crack the package contents

  • jmues Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "I've tested a combo update from the website to an early2011 and did not work too. The only way to upgrade an early2011 to 10.6.7 is via software update"

    Sure you can: Use the special updater linked above.