Install Issues

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by vbctv, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. vbctv macrumors 6502

    vbctv

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    I seem to be having an issue with both my Mac Mini & Macbook Air on Sierra and wondering what I can do to fix it. When I get a Beta update, it seems to go from the downloading bar to installing. Then after a few minutes it tells me to restart my computer. So I restart the computer and it shows the Apple Logo with the loading bar and it only goes maybe 2 inches a freezes. It will just stay that way. After about 5 minutes I will hold down the power button and restart, it will then go through the boot, and restart again and then come back on to the lock screen. Once I put my password in and it logs in, all my windows are open and I go to About Mac and it shows the update installed.
    Is this a common issue or is there a fix for this? It's making me worry if the update really installed.
     
  2. vbctv thread starter macrumors 6502

    vbctv

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    I was able to fix the issue on my MBA by resetting the NVRAM. Power up and hold down CMD-OPT-P-R
    Then I stopped the betas and cleared the catalog using terminal.
    sudo softwareupdate --clear-catalog

    After that I reinstalled the beta profile and installed the update. It took like 3 times to get the update to download so that may be a Apple issue. It then restarted the computer, froze at the mark again but restarted after 5 minutes and went to the normal install screen with the install information below the progress bar.

    So I did the same on my Mac Mini and hoping the next beta update will install correctly...
     

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