10.3.9 Update Combined problem--please help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pottebaum, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. pottebaum macrumors member

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    Hey, I just got a mac (used). So far it's great, but whenever I try to download the 10.3.9 Update combo, I get this thing:

    "The Update MAC OS X Update Combined could not be verified and expanded correctly.

    make sure you have permission to write to /temp/501/temporaryitems/com.apple.softwareupdate, then try again."

    What should I do?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Tell us a bit more about your machine. What are the specs? What OS is it currently running? Have you performed a reformat and reinstall? Where are you downloading 10.3.9 from? :)
     
  3. pottebaum thread starter macrumors member

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    Ibook G3
    Currently on 10.3.2.
    800mhz
    640 RAM
    30GB Hard Drive
    Haven't tried a reformat or reinstall. (probably can't reinstall, though--since I don't have the OS disks)
    Downloading from AppleUpdates

    Thanks.
     
  4. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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  5. pottebaum thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome, I'll try that.

    I've never downloaded a program manually, though (from Apple, atleast)---how do I go about do it? Is it complicated?

    Thanks a ton!
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    No, it's a disk image it you load it up and run the enclosed installer.
     
  7. pottebaum thread starter macrumors member

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    I did the manual download, and I got this:

    "Warning:
    The following disk images failed to mount:
    Image.........................Reason
    MacOSXUpdateCo no mountable file systems"

    So confused. :(
     
  8. pottebaum thread starter macrumors member

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    ^Any idea as to what a "mountable" file system would be?

    This is driving me crazy... I can't even use iTunes until I figure all of this out. :(
     
  9. psychofreak Retired

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    How much HD space is free? It says at the bottom of the finder window...
     
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  11. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    the 10.3.9 combined update killed my iMac G5. (was getting strange disk I/O errors in the system logs, machine would hang, stop, freeze, etc.

    did a software restore/reinstall and re-did the update and it seems fine now.. could be one of the security updates that killed it, who knows.

    good luck
     
  12. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    HUH.

    I should have read this earlier.

    I did 10.3.9 today on my iBook (12" 800mhz G4) - call me dense, i had NO IDEA i'd never done it! OOPS! It was at 10.3.8 though.

    Anyway, it crashed out of it (Teh Software update unexpectedly quit....blah blah blah). It was at the optimizing the disk - about 99% when it happened. It didn't then ask me to reboot. So i did that manually and when i checked it it showed it was at 10.3.9.

    I figured it was done with the install - so all was well....

    I think i'm ordering Tiger for the machine tomorrow - so i'm not overly concerned. But it's interesting that so many of us are having issues!
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I had no problem with the 10.3.9 update when it came out, but now I'm on Tiger. pottebaum, contact your seller about getting the OS discs. They were licenced for your machine so the seller shouldn't need them any more. If you can't get them that way, then get a cheap copy from eBay. I strongly recommend a complete format and reinstall for any second hand computer. :)
     

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