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3958 Views 21 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2007 7:07 PM by toddster1963
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2007 5:43 AM (in response to brunosmash)It broke my iBook too. iPhoto install went ok, but OS X update failed for unknown reason and was moved to trash. After boot, I'm in the same situation that you are.
None of the Apple DIY repair tips (single user mv /Library/Pre.. stuff) work.iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 12" G4 1.33
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2007 5:44 AM (in response to brunosmash)I just happen to have the same problem and im going crazy!! whats up with that useless update it just messed up my powerbook!! everything was running perfectly until I got that update that just messed everything up and when I reboot it just takes a long time and then stays on the loading screen (blue) and stays like that for hours...is there anything we can do? because if its something I didn;t do personally....then apple (mac) should take responsability of those mistakes.Powerbook g4, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2007 6:47 AM (in response to Aleco3000)Hi Aleco3000;
If you will look around you will discover that many of us were able to upgrade to 10.4.9 without any problems at all. So I serious doubt that Apple has put out a useless update just to mess up your powerbook.
In all likelihood, there was a problem with your system that disk activity of the update caused to be more apparent. Instead of ranting here to the other users, if you can give use some details as to exactly what you did and what you have in the way of hardware such as RAM and free disk space maybe someone here might be able to help you get your PB running again.
AllanPowerMac G5 Quad, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 7800 GT, 6.5 GB RAM, 440 GB, Nikon N80, Nikon D70, Nikon Coolscan 5000ED
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2007 7:49 AM (in response to Allan Eckert)I appreciate knowing that others are having the same problem because it lets me know that I am not the only one. But you are correct; I would like to know how to fix this!!
My MacBook Pro downloaded and installed the updates, no problem. Also, the MacBook Pro downloaded the updates rather quickly; both machines were on the same network with a fast DSL connection but the Mac Mini literally took two plus hours to download the 10.4.9 update; the MacBook Pro took less than 20 minutes. Is that relevant?
Any info on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
BrunoMacBook Pro 15" 2.16/100GB/2GB, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Mac mini 1.25/40GB/1GB
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2007 8:16 AM (in response to brunosmash)Well, I am one of the unfortunate ones too whose Mac Mini no longer works.
First, I got the message saying, that the 10.4.9 update was not able to install all the parts. So I tried to reload the update again - with no success. Next, I tried to shut the computer down - also with no success. I then turned it off manually, and restarted the computer withe installation disk 1. It still starts, but never makes it past the initial grey screen with the apple and the little waiting logo.
Can someone help me?
MakbMac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2007 8:29 AM (in response to MAKB)Exactly the same thing happened to my MacBook today. Everyone keeps saying that the only way to fix this is to reinstall OS X completely....
I think this update is going to be just like the iTunes 7.0 fiasco.MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2007 8:41 AM (in response to brunosmash)I would recommend those who haven't and are willing to upgrade to reboot your system first and then apply the updates.
I've upgraded 3 systems with one being sort of flaky but was resolved with a reboot. two Intel system and one G4. The G4 was the flaky one.
-TMacBook Black 2GHz 2GB, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Quad Xeon 2.66 GHz 3 GB, Dual 24" Displays
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2007 9:03 AM (in response to agentsmith270288)I installed this both on a PowerPC machine (eMac) and a MacBookPro with no problems at all. This is not to gloat but to suggest that the upgrade may not be the problem but something specific to your computer or operation might have been.
I am not sure if you have seen it but the Apple Knowledge Base document on this download suggests two things: some 3rd party system software might not be helpful; and that if the download is interrupted, the combo download should be used.
Going back to 10.1.x there are always apparent problems with updates, while some users here have never had problems.eMac 1.25 + PB 1.5GHz (stolen) + 3 Mac minis, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2007 9:32 AM (in response to brunosmash)I had the gray screen problem as well. This is how I fixed it: http://net3x.blogspot.com/2007/03/macos-x-1049-update-killed-my-mac.htmlMBP CD 2.0 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 2GB RAM, 7200 RPM HDD
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2007 7:21 PM (in response to brunosmash)Well, at least your mac is mounting the disk.
I would try the following.
1 If you can, download the combo updater for 10.4.9 for your processor type, either ppc or intel.
INTEL http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/macosx1049comboupdate intel.html
PPC http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/macosx1049comboupdate ppc.html
2 Copy that downloaded file to an external firewire or usb drive if you can.
3 Boot your problem mac in Safe Mode. Simply hold down the shift key until you see the Apple logo. It will take longer than normal to boot.
4 Connect the external drive to your mini. Locate the combo updater you downloaded in step 1 and double click it. Install and leave the computer alone until the installer finishes. When it's done it will ask you to restart, do that - restart. Yes I know you are installing over an installed update, that's ok, files will overwrite themselves.
5 Once up (it may do two restarts on you, this is normal) launch disk utilities. Disk utilities is a utility. It's located in applications/utilities folder.
6 Repair the disk you installed the 10.4.9 update on.
7. Restart once more for good measure.
I hope this helps
PS unplug anything that is not necessary incase.
Some of my notes are not founded on any documentation but this is what I did and my issues was resolved. I installed 10.4.9 on my intel imac but it was constantly upon restart only a few days later.
My symptoms and hardware differ slightly from your but I followed those same steps I gave you and in my case it got my mac back. I hope it can help you or anyone else.Intel iMac, iBook 800, Newton 2100, iPod 30GB, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2007 7:26 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)I don't agree with you, sorry.
There are just too many cases of people who are having issues and they are on various machines and processor types.
This is not issue to ignore and neither is it correct to place blame on the end user. In some cases people's businesses and livelihood are at risk.
Please be a little more compassionate. This is not issue to take likely.
Your opening remark that many people are not experiencing problems doesn't fix anything because as much as it's true that many people aren't experiencing problems, the numerous posts clearly indicate a serious issue with this last installer.Intel iMac, iBook 800, Newton 2100, iPod 30GB, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2007 7:45 PM (in response to Alexander Santos)Unfortunately for me, the computer decided to shut down and restart after applying the update (or maybe another program restarted the computer in the middle of the update), regardless, I'm left with a computer that won't boot, and there's a disc stuck in the drive. So your solution probably works, but I have a disc stuck in the drive with no way of ejecting it.iMac, Powerbook G3, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2007 9:07 PM (in response to Alexander Santos)You are far more diplomatic than I. There is clearly a flaw in the latest update that needs to be identified and fixed. I just updates to 10.4.9 and after restart my Netscape browser was not just disabled, but is not even list in apps. anymore. I did a complete search and it is gone along with years of bookmarks etc. This doesn't compare to your problems, but I haven't checked the rest of my system yet. If nothing else there should have been a clear warning that these things could happen during what is supposed to be a routine update.
JJPowermac g5, Mac OS X (10.4.9), single processor