Can't update to 10.14.5

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  1. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    My Mac Pro 5,1 has 10.14.3. From System Preferences Software Update I try to update to the current 10.14.5. On reboot the screen goes black and my mouse pointer is visible and moves with the mouse, but nothing happens. Any suggestions? The only modification is that I have Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX580 graphics card in place of the OEM card.
     
  2. MarkC426 macrumors 6502a

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    I have recently done this same update 10.14.3>10.14.5.
    Install went as normal for me.

    You could try the full installer from the app store, so your fw gets updated also.
     
  3. bsbeamer macrumors 68020

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    what is your boot drive - HDD via SATA, SATA SSD via SATA, SATA SSD via PCIe, NVMe via PCIe?
    what format is your boot drive?
    any RAID involved?
     
  4. Enricote macrumors newbie

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    In my experience. If you use a NVMe you should clone (via Carbon Copy Cloner) your system from NVMe to one internal SSD or HDD. You should Start from cloned system. Then you download the fullinstaller 10.14.5 from Apple. Follow the instructions in order to upgrade the Boot ROM if necessary. After Boot ROM has been upgraded to 144.0.0.0 you could update to 10.4.5 in NVMe.

    I assume your GPU is flashed in order to be able to choose your starting disk
     
  5. MIKX macrumors 6502a

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  6. Cave Man, May 22, 2019
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    Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    Thanks for the comments. I left my office for a couple of hours and when I returned the update had occurred. Weird.
     
  7. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    Download the Combo Update and run that.

    If that doesn’t work, download the complete installer and run that.
     

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