Tiger updating problem... Please Help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JAWWC, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. JAWWC macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2008
    I have a macbook running on Tiger and seems to be running fine all of the time. Except when I install any OS X updates from apple that pop up after the install the macbook will no longer boot up and just sticks on the apple logo on startup. Has anyone else had this problem or know what I could do? I rang apple and they said they can't help unless I pay £35 for help! It's there bloody updates breaking it!

  2. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    You could try manually installing the Intel update, for some bizarre reason your software update could be downloading the PPC update. But in any case, make sure that you run Disc Utility and repair permissions at each step (after the initial install, then after each update/restart and any other installs you do). Otherwise, you can try booting into single user and running FSCK, that usually sorts out stuff for me.

    And also try being patient. The first time you reboot after installing or updating Tiger, it takes a VERY long time to boot (on my G5, the last update took about 5 minutes to load on the first restart, was fine after that). Not sure why, but I'd guess that most of the kernel file replacement (i.e., the central part of the install) is probably carried out during that first boot...

    Finally you could try downloading a torrent of the current (10.4.11) Universal build of Tiger. Technically I don't think this would be illegal, since you have a license for Tiger, but I'm not 100% on that (I doubt you'd end up prosecuted for it at any rate).

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