Mac OS X update 10.7.2 issues

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by polya80, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. polya80 macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Cambridge, MA
    My 10.7.2 update (Safari, security update and itune) is taking forever to install. After Software update prompts me to restart my computer, I clicked restart and a grey horizontal window pompts up that says
    "Installing 3 items"
    and a sentence below that says
    "This may take a few minutes, do not shut down your computer"

    However, this message has been there for like 3 hours+. Anyone know why? I have a very fast network, e.g. I can watch like 720p resolution on youtube without waiting for stream.

    I am running mac OS X lion on early 2011 15" macbook pro.

  2. jacdem macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2010
    That is quite weird. You can repair permissions, reset PRAM and try again. I hope it can be installed then.
  3. sarkleshark macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2009
    me too

    My mac pro is doing the same. So far over 1 1/2 hours .
  4. LatteMan macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2007
    Pacific NW, Seattle area
    Lion 10.7.2 not completing reboot

    I had the same thing happen on my Mac Pro. I ran the update and when the system went to reboot I also got the grey screen that never went away. I called Apple and they had me boot to safe mode. Shut down the computer using the power button. Hold down the shift key and keep it held down while you press the power button to start the computer. Keep holding the shift key until you see the apple logo appear. Let the shift key up and the computer will boot to safe mode.

    When the computer started in safe mode it reported that it had (in my case) 2 items to install and showed the "progress" bar. at the end of installing the computer rebooted normally and then seemed to function properly.

    Note: Since installing that update I have had periodic problems with shutting down or rebooting! When I try to reboot or shut down the screen goes grey and then the shutdown never proceeds! Still working on that and don't know if that is a result of the 10.7.2 upgrade instal hanging or if it is simply a problem with 10.7.2 in general.
  5. ijellyfish macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011

    Same thing happened with my iMac.... 1 1/2 hours. Rebooted in safe mode as done by LatteMan. Everything had installed/updated just fine. Thanks.:)

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