and again...Configuring Installation Hell!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mBox, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    This has to be the most anoying for any mac system administrator.
    Im not one but I do have the task of having to update/re-install OS on all our Macs here at work.
    I had this problem last Winter and now its back again :p
    This time from a clean 10.5 (original discs) to 10.5.8.
    But of course I tried every version that worked before that e.g. 10.5.5 and 10.5.6.
    What gives? Now I fear having to install Snow Leopard in the near future across a doxen MacPros :p
    Ive checked the Forum and tried everything.
    Last I remembered, I managed to get this to work when I grabbed the main HD
    and put it in a different computer (one that worked as far as Software Updates).
    Sadly I have only one of these and the rest cant do it :p
  2. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Found it, iShater.

    New question: Why?
  4. mBox thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    Sorry I might not have explained it right. When updating using all options such as Software Update or downloaded packages, the installation craps out at "Configuring Installation" window. It shows something like 4% then sits there for days.
    I got it going (again) by taking the main HD from one box to another that I know works with the updater.
    This has been going on with 8 Mac Pros (facility) for the past year.
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Maybe SL fixed this? You should take one of the MPs to an Apple Store and have it checked out. Probably a hardware issue.
  6. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    I don't see what the issue is... It's not good business sense to install any new OS the day it comes out on the companies computers that are used to do work. You install on one machine as a test and see if any of the programs you use to do work are broken.

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