10.5.8. upgrade won't complete install. Pls help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Loopagator, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Loopagator macrumors newbie

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    Dear Mac Forum folk,

    This is my first post. Thanks for reading!

    I thought I'd help my Dad out by upgrading his MacBook Pro from 10.5.1 to 10.5.8.

    I downloaded using software update
    I acknowledged the restart request
    After a quick 'reboot' of sorts I have a blue screen with 'Installing 1 Item', a 1cm pulsing bar, and 'configuring installation underneath. This has persisted for 4 hours.

    A mac friend recommended letting it run all night, but it keeps going to sleep. I am waking it every ten minutes.

    I was thinking of forcing shutdown and rebooting in Target from my powerbook, repairing permissions, and reinstalling the upgrade from a disk image instead. I need to get into the drive to quickly backup the home folder, although I did backup a few documents that I think were important before all this.

    Any other suggestions? Should I keep waiting?

    Thanks,
    Loop
     

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  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Milwaukee, WI
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    corrupt com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist file?

    Or, try downloading from a web site. Make sure you get a combo updater that will make that jump.
     

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