Can't update from 10.5.8 to 10.6.2

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kearnine, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. kearnine macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2007
    I always have Software Update turned on to keep my Macbook Pro updated weekly, but apparently it has not been updating the OS since 10.5.8. I am trying to update to OS 10.6.2 now but it won't let me and I think it's because I don't have 10.6 installed. I get the error message "You cannot install Mac OS X Server Update on this volume. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update."

    What do I do?

    And why isn't Software Update updating the OS regularly? :mad:

  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    10.5.8 is Leopard
    10.6.2 is Snow Leopard and must be purchased and installed
  3. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    You need to purchase a Snow Leopard install disc to upgrade to 10.6.
  4. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    Remember that OSX is pronounced OS-Ten. Therefore any major version of OSX is 10.x. Just as you would have to pay to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7, you have to pay to upgrade from 10.5.x to 10.6.x. Once you're on a version of 10.6 all updates are free until Apple releases 10.7.
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    :mad: (mad)? Because you don't understand? That won't help.

    Even when you purchase 10.6 the updates from Software Update don't install themselves automagically. Software Update is just a "service" to alert you to the availability of updates. You have to choose whether or not to install them.
  6. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    I'm unable to update from 10.6 to 10.6.2 on my Air. Any ideas why?

    It says "mac osx update can't be installed on this disk. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update"

    In addition to the laundry list of reasons I'd like to update.... I cannot use my Magic mouse to even scroll.
  7. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You don't want to be using 10.6.2 at this point anyway. Just run Software Update from the Apple menu and it will find the 10.6.8 combo updater, along with several other updates.
  8. meagain, Aug 6, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012

    meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Hi. Software update says I am up to date. This makes no sense to me! I've run Disk utility and repaired permissions. I guess I'll try rebooting to see if it magically starts working.

    Safari 4.0
    OS X 10.6

    EDIT - Reboot didn't work.

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