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".
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...
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?
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?
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