Need help with installing Java

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lucascoro, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. lucascoro macrumors newbie

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    Recently I tried to install Java For Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4 Version 1.0 to my computer. When I tried to install it comes up with this message:

    "The Update "Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4" can't be installed.
    The installer could not install some files in "/". Contact the software manufacturer for assistance."

    Now I can't load anything that use Java on Firefox. How can I fix this?
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    You did download through software update, right?

    It is possible you didn't input the admin password correctly.

    If that wasn't the case, try restarting your computer and trying again.

    The next step is to download the update from Apple's website and installing manually.
     
  3. lucascoro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes i download through software update. And i put the admin password in correctly, and for that matter, i am the admin. Theres no way i could've put the password in wrong because then it wouldnt install.
    Also, i tried updating safari, also from the software update. it came back with the same error message. only thing i could update was itunes.
    I tried installing manually, but it came up with the same error message.. again.
     
  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Usually that error signifies that you don't have rights to a directory or file. This is most likely caused by an incorrect password.

    You may think you typed it in correctly, but you may have made a mistake. It will not notify you the password was incorrect and will instead just fail in installing. Safari isn't in a protected directory, so it won't have any troubles.
     
  5. lucascoro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I typed the password correctly and carefully. Still doesn't install. What folder is "/"?
    Could it be something I have to change in my Preferences?

    Also I tried loading RuneScape from Safari, which I don't normally use. It says that Java was not found or not installed on the computer. I was able to load Java products find yesterday.
     
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Ah, good 'ol RuneScape ;)

    / is the absolute root directory. You can't get to this in Finder.

    Try downloading the patches from Apple's website. Sometimes these work better than Software Update.
     
  7. lucascoro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which patches? I tried downloading Java from the website, and tried to install. Same message. :(
     
  8. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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  9. lucascoro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I've restarted my computer and tried to install again. Still can't.

    When I tried to load RuneScape on Safari, it said I didn't have Java on my computer. Does that mean I should install from the first version of Java? :confused:
     
  10. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    At this point, I think something has been corrupted if you really can't install any updates that require permissions. You may want to open Disk Utility and run a verify and a repair on your hard drive.
     
  11. lucascoro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ugh.. Now this happens when I try to verify disk:

    Verifying volume "Macintosh HD"

    Performing live verification.
    Checking Journaled HFS Plus Volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking catalog hierarchy.
    Checking extended attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume file count

    (It should be 627281 instead of 627282)
    invalid volume directory count

    (It should be 143183 instead of 143182)

    The volume Mcintosh HD needs to be repaired.
    Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

    Great, now what?
     
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  13. jpyc7 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not really sure why your repair could be failing.

    If the repair failed (and you may need to do boot from different disk), then you may need to reformat and use your backup to restore.
     
  14. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    If you can't repair the drive while running Mac OSX off it, you need to boot into your Mac OSX DVD and run disk utility from that.

    Make sure you make a backup of all your important files on another drive if you aren't using Time Machine.
     

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