G5 won't boot after software update crash

Plumbstone

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Feb 6, 2007
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A mate accidentally force quit software update halfway through the 10.4.10 update and now his G5 won't boot up, it just hangs on the OS X screen. Is there anything that can be done to sort it other than an archive and install?
 

Plumbstone

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Feb 6, 2007
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Thanks.

If I do an archive and install can I simply use Migration Asistant to copy apps and prefs back from the archived system or do I have to use a separate volume. The G5 has a load of copy protected music software on it (Native instruments, PT HD, etc. I have often found it is best to re-install all this from scratch, any opinions?

T.I.A.
 

mad jew

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An Archive & Install should preserve all that data. It'll merely replace your system files whilst leaving your user files intact. Obviously keep everything backed up just in case though. :)
 

Plumbstone

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Feb 6, 2007
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Thanks, did an A&I (after a backup) and everything works great again.