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

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

  1. Loopagator macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2009
    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?


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  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    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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