10.4.7 won't properly install

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  1. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    software update "failed to install" the update... told me to try again but than restarted my computer


    upon the restart my computer says its in version 10.4.7 alhough there are a number of issues

    i downlaoded the combo update to try and fix the probem using that, although Mac OSX fails to mount the drive

    i'm not sure what to do here... some programs don't even open now

    repairing permissions did nothing

    anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. jruc4871 macrumors regular

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    Same thing here - what hardware are you using? (i'm on a 1.25 eMac)

    Repairing permissions doesn't help me either.

    i'm also having lots of other problems - can't minimize applications, widgets busted, can't mount external drives, etc.

    i tried the Apple discussion board and haven't heard any solutions yet.

    i'm thinking of re-installing the OS.
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    If you've done a fsck on the drive (or used the OS install disc to run Disk Utility) and it comes up clean, and you either can't install the combo update or it doesn't help, then you're pretty much down to a reinstall.
     
  4. Phat_Pat thread starter macrumors 68000

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    damn

    yeah nothing mounts

    ill try running disk utility from the OSX disk first tho
     
  5. Phat_Pat thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Dual 2.5G5


    ahh i have so much stuff i need to back up... but my extrenal wont mount!
     
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Ooh... that's why I ALWAYS back up before an OS update. Just in case something goes horribly wrong.

    Of course, since you're doing an Archive and Install, you're PROBABLY ok--it shouldn't erase your data unless something goes VERY wrong, but of course it already did once, so why tempt fate?

    Since you have an exteral, you could install OSX on it and boot from it, at which point you could get to your files to back them up to the external you're booted from.
     
  7. Phat_Pat thread starter macrumors 68000

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    well my computer started getting kernal attacks on start-up (yes the little spinny thing with the apple logo)

    so i was kinda screwed... i hadn't back up anything but never fear! firewire mode still worked!

    i was able to get all my music, pictures, and a few files i needed here and there off before i erased and reinstalled

    i could of archived installed.... but i was kinda looking for an excuse to clean the drive off:rolleyes:

    anyways leason learned

    always have a backup

    ahhhh:eek:
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Just for future reference, did you end up running fsck or using Disk Utility to verify the hard drive before reinstalling? :)
     
  9. Phat_Pat thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yes
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I had the exact same problem on my home Mac.

    Ended up having to erase my disk and restore from a back up and then try ahd updater again.

    Thanksfully none of the hundreds of Macs at work had this problem. Wheeoo!
     

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