Mac endlessly boots after Security update 2009-005

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lewis82, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. lewis82 macrumors 68000

    lewis82

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    #1
    Ye olde iMac G3 DV 400 running 10.4.11 has been "booting" for like 20 minutes now.

    I installed a bunch of updates (Java, QT 7.4.x, iTunes cell phone support, the security update and one that has to do with firewire, ethernet and DVDs (don't remember the name)).

    Is it suicidal to restart the machine using either the handy restart button or by holding the power button for 5 secs?

    Or should I wait until I die?
     
  2. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    You should be OK to hold down the power button.

    It could well have KP'd before it could get to the stage with the language screen.

    Try rebooting it holding down cmd v (for verbose mode).
     
  3. lewis82 thread starter macrumors 68000

    lewis82

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    I shut it down with the power button and it worked ok.

    Now it's installing Java 5...

    That's what happens when you install a legacy OS on an obsolete machine 4 years after its release... :rolleyes:

    EDIT: Java update 6! WTF... I'll wait for this one...
     

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