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Default Help recovering from problem update - 11-09-2011, 07:31 PM

Hey guys,

I have had a 10v running 10.6.1 very smoothly for some time. However, i wanted to update to 10.6.7 to get the app store, facetime, etc.

Based on research in here, my plan was to:

1) download and run NetbookInstaller ***351
2) reboot
3) install combo update 10.6.7
4) run NetbookInstaller ***351 again
5) reboot

Unfortunately at step 2 the computer will not restart and I get the apple icon, but then a circle/slash. It will reboot by holding shift > recovery=y command, but I've tried running NetbookInstaller ***351 again and rebooting -- same problem.

How do I fix this? Should I be using another netbookinstaller?

Thanks!


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Default 11-10-2011, 03:51 PM

can anyone help??


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Default 11-11-2011, 08:20 PM

Thanks J. I was under the impression that the ...351 version downloaded from drop box was a special one to facilitate updates. is that not the case? I also have the 8.3RC2 on my system originally used to set it up.

Please advise if you or anyone else can.

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Default 11-11-2011, 09:32 PM

I'm not sure, but I think the ...351 version was released to combat the buildup of files from incremental combo updates. I recently re-did my install 10.6.0 to 10.6.7, I used 0.8.4RC1, and I think I tried ...351 and it didn't work. So I'd say try 0.8.4RC1. Someone here is bound to read this and chime in with the correct info. I just wanted to say something, as, sometimes getting any response never happens, good luck!
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Default 11-12-2011, 07:33 AM

OK, I tried 8.4RC1 -- same result. Endless bootup with the circle slash. I then tried the 8.3RC2 I orginally used, same result. it seems the system is hosed at this point.

Anyone have any ideas?


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Default 11-13-2011, 04:52 AM

I think that the circle with slash means the drive isn't being seen. When you get to chameleon prompt, try -v -x, and also try rd=disk0s2. It's too bad it's not two years ago, the answer would have already been provided. I guess the only other thing is to get the NBM written on a different usb key and try booting your osx partition from that prompt. Sorry, I just always keep a clone so I don't have to worry about screwing up my experimenting, good luck!
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Default 11-14-2011, 07:52 PM

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I think that the circle with slash means the drive isn't being seen. When you get to chameleon prompt, try -v -x, and also try rd=disk0s2. It's too bad it's not two years ago, the answer would have already been provided. I guess the only other thing is to get the NBM written on a different usb key and try booting your osx partition from that prompt. Sorry, I just always keep a clone so I don't have to worry about screwing up my experimenting, good luck!

Thanks J. I didn't realize I was experimenting at the time -- I looked up what others were doing and the upgrade to 10.6.7 sounded pretty smooth. Oh well.

Anyone else out there have any advice???


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* Fixed sound with this
* Received replacement battery on 1/28/10
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