G5 won't boot after software update crash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Plumbstone, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Plumbstone macrumors regular

    Plumbstone

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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?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    An Archive & Install is probably the safest bet. It's not terribly much of a hassle. :)
     
  3. Plumbstone thread starter macrumors regular

    Plumbstone

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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.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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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. :)
     
  5. Plumbstone thread starter macrumors regular

    Plumbstone

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