3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 12:02 PM by BDAqua
davidrory Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

10.5.8 update combined. On Powerbook Will not complete restart, any suggestions?

I had to format HD when it got too full. Following new install I tried to do software update to 10.5.8. It was very slow and then on auto restart it stopped. I left it two hours! Any help appreciated.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,915 points)

    Hi David,


    Is it a PowerBook or an MBP?


    If you don't know the model, find the Serial# & use it on one of these sites, but don't post the Serial# here...






    How to find the serial number of your Apple hardware product...




    Anyway, does it boot from the Install Disc now?


    Can you afford to erase everything & start over?

  • davidrory Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Model Name:          MacBook Pro 15"

      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro2,2


    Thanks, I've just spent many hours doing a complete wipe and install. The Mac boots fine on

    any start up disc. The only issue is with the auto update from osx10.5.4 to 10.5.8. That auto

    update took 2 hours to download and then when it was complete it went to auto restart

    but got hung up and wouldn't complete the restart. If I force a restart it boots fine but stays on 10.5.4.

    I cant try a new auto update - it says that update is loaded.

    Can I delete it somehow? Where would it be?



  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,915 points)

    Get it directly...


    Repair Permissions afterwords, reboot.


    1058 Combo Update, 10.5.8...




    But first...


    "Try Disk Utility


    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."




    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.


    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)