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  • Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1

    boyfromoz wrote:


    Wow. Is the most complicated way to install I have ever seen. I downloaded from Apple site and hit install and done. Is there reason to have to do all those things? should I reinstall it like that?


    thank you


    It just looks more complicated than it is.  Unless you can run the Finder from that Mac, or another Mac and use Target disk mode.  Then that's the only way to install a Combo package without the Finder.  Makes us really see the Value in the! 


    All you're doing is mounting the package (dmg) and running the installer.  Just doing it from the Terminal instead of the Finder.




    Edit:  Are you saying you can download and install it from the Finder?  If so, by all means do it that way!  The above way is if you can't run the Finder because the Update disabled the Mac. and gives you stuff like this:



    That's what happened to me, I couldn't run anything, and the Finder kept crashing.  But I had other Macs, so I installed from another Finder on another Mac.

  • boyfromoz Level 1 Level 1

    oh, I see. sorry I did not see that your finder was not working. hope it is all going good for you now.


    good luck

  • Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, it is.  I'm using this iMac now running Mac OS 10.7.3.  All 4 of my Macs are at 10.7.3 now.  It was both of my iMacs that crapped out.  And this was three days ago before any news of a problem.  I just used Time Machine Restore on the first one, but that took 10 hours to restore.  Then the second iMac, I just installed from a MacBook Pro, with the iMac in Target disk mode.  I made the iMac like an external drive and installed the Combo from my MaBook Pro to the iMac that way, that only took about 15 minutes.


    For the MacBooks, I just went straight to the Combo installer.  It's nice to have more than one Mac in these situations.  I just don't get rid of them, they'll come in handy sometime.

  • mr.recordman Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks a lot Gator TPK. It did not work.


    First of all I did all the steps you mentioned in your post before but without resutls.


    I tried to do it again step by step but when I am trying to downoad the combo file, it says that there is not enough space on my disk.


    Well I do not know what to do.


    Did I need to use an USB to perfomr the recovery option?

  • Maxthon T. Chan Level 1 Level 1

    Darn I am running to this update as well! (I need an OS X update to download the Install Mac OS so that I can extract the InstallESD.dmg from it and burn a installition DVD out of it, I'm on a 13-inch MacBook Pro which suffered a bit on retriving the free upgrade of Lion)

    Is it safe to use the Install Mac OS (or the DVD I burned out of it) to upgrade my Mac or is a virtual machine experiment is necessary? I am running out of storage so I do not have TM backups however this machine is my sole production machine (I am an iOS developer so my iPad and my iPhone are both labs for me as well as this Mac which I run Xcode on...)

  • Faber92 Level 1 Level 1

    Updated with che combo update (download from apple/downloads, not from software update). it's all ok, everything seems to work fine.

  • Maxthon T. Chan Level 1 Level 1

    Remember there is something called I was a hardcore Linux user and since Mac OS X is a variation of UNIX-like as Linux is, the /bin/bash in can be really powerful. (I even removed Safari and iTunes, both for downgrading, using the following commands:

    sudo bash --login # and type your password which will not show up on screen
    # su will not work on Mac OS
    # This will provide a full, root priviledged login terminal.

    rm -rv /Applications/ # true bad guy here~!

    which worked fine, since I rolled my iTunes back to 10.4 several times using this darn method)

    You may attempt use this following command in su open ~/Downloads/ or use su diskutil mount ~/Downloads/

    file-that-you-downloaded.dmg to mount it first and then su open /Volumes/volume-name-of-the-dmg-file/

  • Duirmuid Level 1 Level 1

    Hi guys.


    I have been following this tread as much as possible and am afraid of updating both by MacBook and mac mini incase I get flummoxed.


    I have seen a download on the support page that has the COMBO listed, is this the fix?


    Thanks for your help.



  • Faber92 Level 1 Level 1

    I do not know what link are you talking about but I'll tell what i know.

    On downloads page on the apple site there is the "Client Combo"update.

    It is the only 10.7.3 update available actually.


    It worked for me and many other users therefore it seems ok.

    Try if you need to update, else wait for more confirmation from other users.


    Hope I helped

  • mr.recordman Level 1 Level 1

    Well I tried even mounting the DMG from Terminal, it worked that part but when I have to install the PKG

    I get:


    Packagekit: Missing Bundle path, skipping: bundle bundle

    Packagekit: Missing Bundle path, skipping: bundle bundle

    Packagekit: Missing Bundle path, skipping: bundle bundle

    Packagekit: Missing Bundle path, skipping: bundle bundle




    I think I have tried all the available options but it is not working forme.

  • iMasterus Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, I also confirm that Software Update is using now Combo update since the update size for my MBA 2011 increased from 1.02 gb to 1.34 gb, even more than a combo update (1.26 gb) at Apple downloads page.

    Screen Shot 2012-02-04 at 8.03.26 PM.png


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  • giuliospinozzi Level 1 Level 1

    @ iMasterus: This is my situation.....have you updated your MBA with Software updates? Is all ok?? I'm on 10.7.2 yet....but i want update with software update if Apple has fixed.....

  • iMasterus Level 1 Level 1

    Not yet. I have a slow-speed internet (maybe it's a plus now since it has prevented me from an immediate update ) and was downloading a combo update from Apple website, after reading all these issues with a software one. But now I might download a software one and it will take couple of days if not more, and who knows what will happen within these days


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  • mr.recordman Level 1 Level 1

    Even with the error I showed before, after rebooting my mac is working.

    Hope it will last.


    Specially thanks to GATOR TPK for the patience.

  • kgi111 Level 1 Level 1

    Just updated to 10.7.3 on my iMac 27 quad.


    a lot of apps are crashing on startup.
    Safari starts but hangs
    Firefox 5 works!.
    I tried the combo Client update. But it didn't make any difference.
    I am now restoring from Time machine the machine estimates 13 hours.


    Apps I have seen crashing:
    EyeTV, TeamViewer, Chrome, Epson Printersw.
    Their may be more but I stopped no need to waste more time.

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