Latest security update instll problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sambarry, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. sambarry macrumors member

    sambarry

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    Hey guys,

    I downloaded the security update a few days ago, and every time i try to install it it gets to 'Configuring installation' and stays there. i left my macbook on all day yesterdat while i was at work just in case it was a hefty install, but no. It was in the exact same place as it was in the morning.

    Anyone else had this issue? How do i go about fixing it?

    Cheers.
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Try booting in "Safe Boot" mode and reapplying the update.
     
  3. sambarry thread starter macrumors member

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    Only recently got a mac, so im unsure how to do that....?
     
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    At restart, hold down the shift key when you hear the bong and keep holding until you get the grey screen with the "spinning gear". Then release the key and wait. Once you get the login screen you will see "Safe Boot" in red letters. Login and apply the update.
     
  5. sambarry thread starter macrumors member

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    Didn't work, still stuck on 'configuring installation'.
     
  6. jaikob macrumors 6502

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    Try repairing your disk permissions.

    Go to Applications - Utilities - Disk Utility

    Click on your hard drive, and on the bottom right there will be a button that says repair permissions.

    Let it do its thing, and try again.

    Also, try and make a different user account and see if it will install under that.
     
  7. sambarry thread starter macrumors member

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    Did both of those and its still refusing to install.
     
  8. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Download OnyX (free maintenance utility) and clean all of your caches. Then boot into Safe Boot and try again.

    If that doesn't work, download the 10.5.4 (I'm assuming you are running Leopard) combo updater from here:

    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

    Boot into Safe Boot and apply the combo updater. After that, use Disk Utility and Repair Permissions. Reboot into Safe Boot and apply the security update.
     
  9. sambarry thread starter macrumors member

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    Still hasn't worked man...

    Thanks for all the suggestions though!
     
  10. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure you downloaded the correct version of Security Update and you are running the correct version of the OS to support it?

    There are different versions of the security update for Tiger and Leopard and server vs. client.
     
  11. sambarry thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, well the security update was downloaded automatically by 'software update', and i downloaded the correct updater from the link.

    I just tried it all again and its still not working. Just freezing!
     
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  14. Siron macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure what you mean by these two statements. The "Software Update" should automatically download and install the update - you should not have to download anything else from a "link".
     
  15. sailo macrumors newbie

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    i found it

    i found it :)
    i had the same but now fixed ;)
    leme tell you how,, open your "software update" and check what update's you need and check the name's with the size to be sure go ahead download them from download APPLE UPDATE PAGE and install them one by one.
    restart your mac normally if you need
    thats it! :apple:
    no need for OnlyX or boot or blah blah blah...
    i did that and now its working fine ;)
     
  16. sambarry thread starter macrumors member

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    I think i know what you mean by that...try some commars next time :p
     
  17. sambarry thread starter macrumors member

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  18. sailo macrumors newbie

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    i didn't get ,,what do you mean? what is commard !
     

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