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  • 345. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    chad2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys,

     

    The Best solution is to :

     

    1- Restart your system then press cmd & R at the same time. ( this will boot to OSX Utilities )

     

     

     

    Parallels-Mac-OS-X-Utilities.png

     

    2 - Click on Reinstall Mac OS X  ( Make sure you are connected to the Internet )

     

    3- Just wait till the process finish . ( about 45 mins )

     

    This is the Best & easiest soultion without losing any of your Data & getting OS X 10.7.3 without doing any update.

     

    It worked fine for me

  • 346. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    chad2 wrote:

     

    Guys,

     

    The Best solution is to :

     

    1- Restart your system then press cmd & R at the same time. ( this will boot to OSX Utilities )

     

     

     

    Parallels-Mac-OS-X-Utilities.png

     

    2 - Click on Reinstall Mac OS X  ( Make sure you are connected to the Internet )

     

    3- Just wait till the process finish . ( about 45 mins )

     

    This is the Best & easiest soultion without losing any of your Data & getting OS X 10.7.3 without doing any update.

     

    It worked fine for me

     

    I would say that this is probably the best way to get Mac OS X 10.7.3 if you're having problems with any update.  If you can run the Finder, I would download the Combo update and double click on the package (the brown box) and use the Installer that Updates it.  That's the fastest and most reliable way to Update

     

    I'm still not used to Re-Installing Mac OS X entirely, but of course, this can be done without losing any data and even your preferences and settings since Snow Leopard.  I still remember when the only way to re-install Mac OS X, was to do a "Clean Install" but that's been gone from the lexicon since Snow Leopard.  Leopard was the last version of OS X that a "Clean Install" was the only option for a re-installation of OS X.

     

    Again, if you can run the Recovery Partition, by typing command-R right after the startup chime (not before!), then that's the most certain way of a successful outcome.  If the command-R doesn't work, it didn't for me several times (I don't know why, the blue tooth keyboard may not connect in time perhaps, but it's supposed to) you can try holding the Option key (I don't know why, but that seems to work more often), and then choose the partition you want to start from.  This screen will show all the available Mac OS X startup partitions including the Recovery partition.  Even if your mouse doesn't work right away, you can use the arrow keys to select the partition and "return" key to select and start from it.

     

    If you don't have a recovery partition, you can use a Mac OS X installer DVD by holding down the "c" key, and do it from there.  I'm not sure of all the options with the Snow Leopard DVD, but perhaps you can do the Combo Update to replace a bad 10.7.3 update from the terminal that I described on page 21 of this discussion.  But if the Reinstall Mac OS X option is there with Lion (from a Recovery Partition, or Lion DVD), use that.

  • 347. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    XR4er Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey guys I am getting the CUi error when I am typing into Terminal I am getting invalid option. My theory is I have typed the bits wrong but after double checking I think I am right.

     

    My macintosh Hd is called Macintosh HD would anybody be able to type out what I have to put into terminal to not get the invalid option

     

    Thanks!

  • 348. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    XR4er wrote:

     

    Hey guys I am getting the CUi error when I am typing into Terminal I am getting invalid option. My theory is I have typed the bits wrong but after double checking I think I am right.

     

    My macintosh Hd is called Macintosh HD would anybody be able to type out what I have to put into terminal to not get the invalid option

     

    Thanks!

     

    (If your finder is working, then you can reinstall the 10.7.3 Combo Update by clicking on the brown box package and let the Installer.app Update your copy of Mac OS X 10.7.x, the Combo Update can be found here: OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Client Combo))

     

    Are you trying to do the procedure I described on page 21?  Installing the Combo Update package 10.7.3 from the Recovery Partition?  If so, make sure that you have mounted the Combo Update DMG first.  The terminal command won't work if you type:

    installer -pkg /Volumes/"Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update Combo"/MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.3.pkg -target /Volumes/"Macintosh HD"

    because "/Volumes/"Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update Combo"/MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.3.pkg" doesn't exist! (it's not mounted!)

     

    That is /Volumes/"Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update Combo" isn't there.  You need to open Disk Utilities and open the "Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update Combo.dmg" to mount it.

     

    Once "Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update Combo" Volume is mounted, like any other HD, DVD, Thumb Drive, or DMG disk image, the "installer -pkg" terminal command will work.  It just needs to find the Combo Update and then it can apply the Combo update to the -target /Volumes/"Macintosh HD". I'm using quotes to label the Volume names instead of using a "\ " to describe a space in the Volume name "Macintosh HD".  I used quotes the same way with the Volume you need to mount: "Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update Combo".  (you could type "\ " instead every time there is a space in a Volume name, but I think using Quotes around the Volume names is easier.)

     

    Also, every space (and absence of a space) has to be perfect when typing terminal commands.  If you get an error with lots of brackets "[  ]" then your not putting the spaces in the right places.  Highlight the above command spaces to verify where the spaces are, since some aren't obvious as they are short spaces (short gaps between letters!).

     

    Here's the command again with underscores to show the spaces, but obviously don't type the underscores, just spaces in place of the underscores:

    installer_-pkg_/Volumes/"Mac_OS_X_10.7.3_Update_Combo"/MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.3.pkg_ -target_/Volumes/"Macintosh HD"

     

    Hope that helps!  Good luck!  (I hope I typed everything perfectly!  If not, you should see my typo somewhere.)

     

    Another option is to just choose the "Reinstall Mac OS X", then it'll download a full 4.07 GB version of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 and replace the bad updated copy of Mac OS X 10.7.3 you have. (as far as I know that's the case, I haven't tried that option from the Recovery partition)

  • 349. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    XR4er Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I will give that a go! Thanks so much, the guy at the apple store said mine was the worst so far he has seen. I cannont acess anything no finder no nothing, I have no backup! (Yes, I know stupid) and tried to backup with the limited controls I have but it did it for a couple of hours then stopped.

     

    Will the full Mac OS X Lion copy delete everything or place 2 OS on the 1 system?

     

    I will have another go and see how I go! Because I dont need my laptop ASAP is the safest bet to wait it out till another update? I can acess update and it checks but nothing has come yet?

  • 350. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    XR4er wrote:

     

    I will give that a go! Thanks so much, the guy at the apple store said mine was the worst so far he has seen. I cannont acess anything no finder no nothing, I have no backup! (Yes, I know stupid) and tried to backup with the limited controls I have but it did it for a couple of hours then stopped.

     

    Will the full Mac OS X Lion copy delete everything or place 2 OS on the 1 system?

     

    I will have another go and see how I go! Because I dont need my laptop ASAP is the safest bet to wait it out till another update? I can acess update and it checks but nothing has come yet?

     

    The Full "Reinstall Mac OS X" will just replace the existing Mac OS X (no matter the version) with a clean copy of 10.7.3, and all your Data and even Preferences and Settings should still be the same! 

     

    Of course while you're going through the motions, make sure you don't see anything like "Are you sure you want to erase the Disk: Macintosh HD?" or something to that effect.  Then don't do that!  But you shouldn't see anything like that.  Apple will never intentionally destroy your data without warning you first!

     

    Another user did the full reinstall and he said it took about 45 minutes, I assume that was 10 minutes to Download and about 35 minutes to install Mac OS X.  It takes a little longer than doing the reliable Combo Update from the terminal, but it'll work also.

     

    I wish Apple would include the Finder in the Recovery Partition, then it would be really easy to do anything to the main startup drive!  No more having to use the Terminal Commands in place of the easy and familiar Finder GUI.

  • 351. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    rsnyder6 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I'll post this to help out those whose situation is similar to mine.

     

    The 10.7.3 update for me stopped several things from working: Safari, DropBox, some other apps, and made some things take up close to 100% CPU, (like DropBox, though it wasn't syncing, the crash reporter, something just named applet).

     

    I was however able to run most things on the computer, by killing off things that stalled. If you can at least opperate the computer some, this is what I did.

     

    I had extracted the original Lion install when I first installed it and used that, though I expect a redownload from the Mac App Store would work. I just ran that and installed 10.7. That worked fine, though it took a little while. I had to update Java right away, and I didn't try to do that much. Also, anything that needs 10.7.2 (iCloud) will not work.

     

    Foolish me, I then ran the updater, which was the combo updater for 10.7.3, which people said fixed things for them, and I was right back where I started. (Note that I ran the 10.7.3 combo updater several time, but unlike for others, it never helped me at all with the bad 10.7 3 update.)

     

    So I ran the whole thing again, (and will not update to 10.7.3 by any means). I'd like to run the 10.7.2 combo updater, but it seems that some of the dowload sections of the Apple site are down, so I can't. (The 10.7.3 download page also seems down, but I have 3 or 4 copies of that.)

     

    My only current issue is that I constantly get a Problem Report that Photostream Agent can not be opened, which makes sense since it is not supported in 10.7, and I can't turn it off. There is no iCloud section in system settings since it is not yet supported. (There may be a setting in Aperature, but I can't run that becasue it needs at least 10.7.2 also.) I'm still looking for a way to stop it from trying to start. If I can get 10.7.2 to download, that issue shoud be gone.

     

    Hope this info is helpful to someone.

  • 352. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    albert421 wrote:

     

    We need to do something to let's apple know.

    Yes.

    Let them know here -> http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • 353. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    rsnyder6 wrote:

     

    I had extracted the original Lion install when I first installed it and used that, though I expect a redownload from the Mac App Store would work. I just ran that and installed 10.7. That worked fine, though it took a little while. I had to update Java right away, and I didn't try to do that much. Also, anything that needs 10.7.2 (iCloud) will not work.

     

    Foolish me, I then ran the updater, which was the combo updater for 10.7.3, which people said fixed things for them, and I was right back where I started. (Note that I ran the 10.7.3 combo updater several time, but unlike for others, it never helped me at all with the bad 10.7 3 update.)

     

    So I ran the whole thing again, (and will not update to 10.7.3 by any means). I'd like to run the 10.7.2 combo updater, but it seems that some of the dowload sections of the Apple site are down, so I can't. (The 10.7.3 download page also seems down, but I have 3 or 4 copies of that.)

     

    My only current issue is that I constantly get a Problem Report that Photostream Agent can not be opened, which makes sense since it is not supported in 10.7, and I can't turn it off. There is no iCloud section in system settings since it is not yet supported. (There may be a setting in Aperature, but I can't run that becasue it needs at least 10.7.2 also.) I'm still looking for a way to stop it from trying to start. If I can get 10.7.2 to download, that issue shoud be gone.

     

    Hope this info is helpful to someone.

     

    I wouldn't use an old copy of "Install Mac OS X Lion", in the "App Store" you should be able to click on purchases, and then click on "Update" next to "Install Mac OS X Lion" (the Lion you purchased).  That will download version 1.0.16 of the "Install Mac OS X Lion.app" which is actually Mac OS X 10.7.3.  No updating required.

     

    You can also just "Reinstall Mac OS X" from the Recovery partition, and that should download a new copy of Mac OS X Lion and install the latest verified version (10.7.3).  Then you'll have a fresh copy of Lion installed starting from another copy of Mac OS X (the Recovery Partition).

     

    If a perfectly good copy of Mac OS X 10.7.3 installation is causing problems then that's a serious bug, and should be reported.  But I've never heard of anyone having a problem with 10.7.3 as long as they didn't use the Delta Update that was only available for a couple of days in the beginning. 

     

    I had the CUI ??? errors on every iMac I installed it on, before I wised up later that first day and used the Combo Updater from a MacBook Pro with the iMac Target disk mode. (I actually restored the first iMac with Time Machine, but that took another 10 hours to get back to 10.7.2, when all I needed to do was run the 10.7.3 Combo Updater on top of the bad 10.7.3 Delta Update.)

  • 354. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Kustardking Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    General FYI on a successful 10.7.3 update from 10.7.2

     

    I used the Software Update mechanism on the day of 10.7.3's release and got the CUI problems along with the Finder going through app restart loops.  I restored to my latest Time Machine backup (manually run immediately prior to the 10.7.3 update), and just left it at that.  Yesterday I read that Apple changed Software Update to provide the non-delta version of 10.7.3, so I gave it a try, and everything went fine.

     

    There is absolutely NO excuse for the Software Update method to be anything other than easy and correct.  Also, suggesting that people should have used an alternative method such as Combo Update is wrong.  Apple is a blackbox by choice, and therefore everything that it provides should be "perfect."  It is seriously misguided for other end-users to be calling their fellows "wrong" for relying on Software Update.  Things obviously can go wrong, but in the context of the command-economy of Apple, and even more so because Apple sells their computers as though they were as simple to use as toasters, it is not at all the user's fault for relying on Apple to provide correctly.  If you personally take more precaution, it is not because Apple made a point of it.

     

    I think Apple should spend one of its many billions on improved QA.  Perhaps they could regularly buy a few tons of battle worn Macs off ebay and, for forensics, run them through software upgrades.

  • 355. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    rsnyder6 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I don't have a recovery partition on my Mac, since I couldn't install one when I upgraded without wiping off my BootCamp partition, and I choose not to do that. So I don't have the option to boot to that.

     

    I extracted the file from the orginal download Lion when I orginaly installed, just in case. (It came in handy.) There should be no problem with it, but as we both mentioned, you could always DL from the app store.

    I don't have a recovery partition on my Mac, since I couldn't install one when I upgraded without wiping off my BootCamp partition, and I choose not to do that. So I don't have the option to boot to that.

     

    I extracted the file from the original download Lion when I originally installed, just in case. (Turns out it came in handy.) There should be no problem with it, but as we both mentioned, you could always DL from the app store, though I have seen some people complain of lack of access to the internet as a symptom of the faulty upgrade.

     

    I am reluctant to upgrade in any form to 10.7.3. As I mentioned, for me the 10.7.3 combo upgrade did not fix the problems that the Delta Update caused me. For me, (when I used it to upgrade from 10.7 to 10.7.3 the first time I reinstalled 10.7), it caused exactly (as far as I could tell) the same problems to my computer as the Delta Upgrade.

     

    I know that is uncommon, as were my symptoms, but they were repeatable and they were my experience.

     

    Oh, and the 10.7.2 and 10.7.3 Combo download pages are working again. I downloaded 10.7.2, upgraded, and am now back to where I was before first upgrading to 10.7.3.

     

    The only question for me is what do I do when 10.7.4 comes out? Since it (in combo form) should include much or all of the 10.7.3 changes, will I have issues again?

  • 356. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    rsnyder6 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    "The only question for me is what do I do when 10.7.4 comes out? Since it (in combo form) should include much or all of the 10.7.3 changes, will I have issues again?"

     

    Oh, that is a rhetorical question.

  • 357. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    Gator TPK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    rsnyder6 wrote:

     

    I know that is uncommon, as were my symptoms, but they were repeatable and they were my experience.

     

    Oh, and the 10.7.2 and 10.7.3 Combo download pages are working again. I downloaded 10.7.2, upgraded, and am now back to where I was before first upgrading to 10.7.3.

     

    The only question for me is what do I do when 10.7.4 comes out? Since it (in combo form) should include much or all of the 10.7.3 changes, will I have issues again?

     

    That's a good question.  I think that Apple will look seriously into what caused the problems with 10.7.3 and fix that before the next minor update anyway.  I don't think you have anything to worry about. 

     

    Although, if you have been able to repeat a clean install and a combo update to 10.7.3 and still have problems, then obviously there is some third party component on your Mac, or other problem with you Mac that Apple may never see.  If that's the case, then it's possible that a 10.7.4 update would be problematic.

     

    I would wait and see, perhaps 10.7.4 will be an update that will address the problems with 10.7.3, and there will be a full investigation and explanation that will satisfy you.  Something like, "this particular third party software was incompatible with 10.7.3 because it used custom API and broke Mac OS X" (custom API aren't allowed, at least with iOS).  Or maybe "this uncommon third party software you have is incompatible with Mac OS X 10.7.3 and a fix has been provided."  That would be a really nice explanation and solution.

  • 358. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    nitpicker330 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I tried to run the OS X Utility like suggested above BUT it will not connect to my wi fi network even though it's selected on the top right of the screen??????  I tried re entering the password to make sure that wasn't the problem and it seems happy to connect BUT the Utility still says I'm not connected......

     

    So I've given up on trying that option and now I'm just downloading the 1.26 GB Combo 10.7.3 update.

     

    Hopefully this works........

  • 359. Re: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes
    XR4er Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Reinstalling the OS from Recovry HD worked!!

     

    Thanks guys and especially Gator!

     

     

    Backing up now!