Powerbook will not boot after last security update

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Demoman, May 14, 2006.

  1. Demoman macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2005
    Issaquah, WA
    I just installed the latest security update on my PB G4 1.5 17". I also installed the Quicktime upgrade. After the required restart it comes up to the white screen and the progress circle just keeps on spinning. I shutdown and restarted twice with no luck. The machine is purely vanilla and has never once had an issue. In fact, I have never had any Mac issue. I am not sure where to start troubleshooting this if I cannot get it to boot. Looking for suggestions.
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    You could try booting in "Safe Mode" and try updating prebindings, though it may require reinstallation of the problem update.

    Can't remember if you will have internet capability in safe mode.


    Also booting into "Single User" mode and running fsck is always worth a shot.
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    I've seen this issue before, boot into safemode and move everything in the startup folder to the desktop.
  4. truz macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2006
    Fix was already found..


    boot into safe mode by holding down the shift key until boot screen loads (can take 10 minutes)

    go to system system preferences/ accounts/ login items

    clear all items

    open finder from dock / machintoshHD/ library/ startupitems
    move all items to trash and empty

    ** Uninstall Adobe Version Cue **

    then restart

    Confirmed!!!!!! WORKS!!!!
  5. Demoman thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2005
    Issaquah, WA
    Thanks, I will give it a try tomorrow. Appreciate the quick feedback. So what is with Adobe Version Cue? I have that on 2 PB's and a Mini. No issues there. I guess I have a little research to do. You get today's gold star!
  6. Demoman thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2005
    Issaquah, WA
    Bad luck. I cannot get the machine to boot into safe mode. I was able to get a terminal shell and run fsck. There were no reported problems. I held down shift + "s" for over 20 minutes and could not get it to boot. I first tried just shift, with the same result. I am afraid my Unix is 7 years rusty. I could not locate the file to remove using 'find'. Any ideas?
  7. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I had your problem a couple days ago; the fix worked on my ibook but not my Sawtooth. I got back up and running by doing an archive install of OSX. Run your installer disc and choose the archive and replace option. Then run all your updates; apparently the combined update is stable and will run well, as once I did that I had no problems (one down side is I am running 10.3, so I had to put my stock processor back in to run the install disc, as my upgrade won't work in 10.3.3 or below).

    Just out of curiosity, do you use CS2? There have been reports that the problem could be due to a conflict between the update and some of the Adobe installed items (again, archive install works fine, I run CS2 and was able to get everything back to working condition with just the archive install and updates). Good luck!

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