Help with installing 10.5.7 update?

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  1. hmmay macrumors newbie

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    I have an older MacBook (as in, not the newest one, but the one before it, 160GB), and the only software update I need right now is OS X 10.5.7, and I've tried to install it a few times now. It takes hours, and it never finishes. It completes the first part, but after restarting, the loading/installing bar fills up a little less than a quarter, and stops there (it doesn't actually stop, it just hasn't gotten any farther, even when it's been installing for hours at a time). This is when it says "installing configuration," or something along the lines of it.

    Does anyone know how to fix this? Or does it really take this long? Or should I bring it in to a store?

    Thank you!
     
  2. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    Download it directly from Apple rather than using the software update.
     
  3. hmmay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to do that now, and it downloaded and now I'm installing. I've gotten to the step called "Destination Select," and I click Macintosh HD, my only option, and it says, "You cannot install Mac OS X Server Update on this volume. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update."
     
  4. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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  5. hmmay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, gosh. I feel dumb.

    Hm, I thought I did that one. Well, I'll try it.

    Thank you!
     
  6. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    No problem, let us know how it goes! :)
     
  7. hmmay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I've downloaded the update from the Apple website (for the second time now), and it's finished and now is actually installing. I've gone through the steps of: Introduction, Read Me, and License, but now I'm stuck on the step Destination Select.

    My only choice is Macintosh HD, but there's a big red stop sign/exclamation point. Under the icon, it says, "110 GB available 148 GB total." Under that it says "You cannot install Mac OS X Update on this volume. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update."

    I checked the "Get Info" option when you right-click on Macintosh HD, and it says:
    "Capacity: 148.73 GB
    Available: 110.41
    Used: 38.32 GB"

    So, I'm not really sure what's going on. Is there not enough room? Please help!
     
  8. MacManiac777 macrumors member

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    "You cannot install Mac OS X Update on this volume. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update." This error usually occurs when trying to use a delta updater on a version prior to that directly below the update. ie when trying to install the 10.5.7 update on a machine running 10.5.5 or earlier.

    Try using the combo updater, the combo updater will update any version of 10.5 to 10.5.7.
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/macosx1057comboupdate.html
     
  9. hypertech macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem like yours. Installed the combo update instead and voila! Mine is 10.5.7 now with no problems (so far). Hope you can get yours properly updated too. :)
     

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