10.4.3 Problems: SU and Installer. HELP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Matty T, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Matty T macrumors newbie

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    I posted this in the 10.4.3 thread; however, I didn't get much of a response. So here we go again...

    I ran Software Update and I needed to update both iTunes and OS X. So I ran the update. The update crashed towards the end (after iTunes was finished but not sure about 10.4.3). After rebooting (and I know that it's bad to reboot during an installation but I had no other choice), I ran SU and it would "Quit Unexpectedly." I tried downloading both the single and combo packs of the updates from apple.com, but now Installer will "Quit Unexpectedly." I have no idea what to do. Any suggestions?

    Sidenote: I checked about this mac and it said version 10.4.3. Also, spotlight will not work. Please, help!

    Thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is a fresh install an option? It's never easy recovering from a corrupted install, especially a major one like 10.4.3. :(
     
  3. rdowns Suspended

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    Try running the combo update from Apple's site before resorting to a fresh install.
     
  4. MikeGA macrumors newbie

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    I have had something like this happen to me before. What I would do is this:

    Make a backup of your stuff if possible
    Get out your 10.4 install disk
    Use the disk to perform an Archive Install, making sure to preserve account settings
    Use Software Update to bring the whole system back up again
     
  5. Matty T thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmmmm. Looks like I'm going to have to reinstall 10.4. Anyone know why this would happen? I'm not too bad with computers, but this just doesn't make any sense. Thanks for the advice though. Hopefully, I'll be running cleanly again soon.
     
  6. bokdol macrumors 6502a

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    did you quit the install early.... because this update sometimes takes a really REALLY long time. and even though it is near the end it will take a while. it looks like it is frozen. the bar looks like it is moving but it stays in place. then after about 30 minutes it will be done.. if you forced quit it.. you may get corruption..
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    This is what I was thinking too...
     
  8. Matty T thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My impatience may have gotten the best of me. If it is corrupted, is there anything I can do?
     
  9. bokdol macrumors 6502a

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    your best option is what mike said. other then that reformat the damn thing
     
  10. neno76 macrumors newbie

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    try reboot you mac and enter in single mode user ( mela + s first of the apple in the screen ), check your disk and if all is ok try install the combo patch with the installer...

    m.
     
  11. Matty T thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it greatly.
     

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