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I'm running 10.4.5 on my MAC Mini. I have tried to update to 10.4.6 many times with no luck, It goes to a normal end of job but afer rebooting the software release stays the same.:cry:

Any emails that were deleted now reappear as if it was the first time.
Any folders that were created before the boot dissapear.
Any other additions or updates also vanish.:evil:

How do I fix???? :-|
Thanks

Bob

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That's odd.. where are you checking to see the OS version? Please post the results of (in the Terminal.app):

sw_vers

yellow% sw_vers
ProductName:    Mac OS X
ProductVersion: 10.4.6
BuildVersion:   8I127

Have you tried directly downloading the patch and installing it?

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosx1046comboforppc.html

Please note, that's for the PPC version. Check the downloads site for the Intel version if that's what your Mac Mini is.

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That's odd.. where are you checking to see the OS version? Please post the results of (in the Terminal.app):

sw_vers

yellow% sw_vers
ProductName:    Mac OS X
ProductVersion: 10.4.6
BuildVersion:   8I127

Have you tried directly downloading the patch and installing it?

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosx1046comboforppc.html

Please note, that's for the PPC version. Check the downloads site for the Intel version if that's what your Mac Mini is.

Thanks, but this did not work. I downloaded from this url for a PPC Mini and old files reappeared and new files are gone.

I check the software version from the About This Mac and get this:

Machine Name: Mac mini
Machine Model: PowerMac10,1
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1.42 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 512 MB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.9f4


This is strange, I can't find terminal.app????:confused:

Thanks Bob

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minimac:~ bcoe$ sw_vers
ProductName: Mac OS X
ProductVersion: 10.4.5
BuildVersion: 8H14
minimac:~ bcoe$

Running disk utility is showng a problem with a background process not starting poprerly. I will reboot and get back to you.
Bob

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minimac:~ bcoe$ sw_vers
ProductName: Mac OS X
ProductVersion: 10.4.5
BuildVersion: 8H14
minimac:~ bcoe$

Running disk utility is showng a problem with a background process not starting poprerly. I will reboot and get back to you.
Bob

Disk utility ran fine. I repaired permissions.

Now to figure out the update problem. I was able to update my iBook with no problems.

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Please post the results of:

df

yellow% df
Filesystem              512-blocks      Used     Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/disk1s9             234419560 186771496  47136064    80%    /
devfs                          213       213         0   100%    /dev
fdesc                            2         2         0   100%    /dev
<volfs>                       1024      1024         0   100%    /.vol
/dev/disk3s3             119840976  42966832  76874144    36%    /Volumes/TIGER-Scratch
/dev/disk2s3             119840976     72000 119768976     0%    /Volumes/CloneMe-Master
/dev/disk0s3             234179424  44855864 189323560    19%    /Volumes/YellOSX2
automount -nsl [203]             0         0         0   100%    /Network
automount -fstab [207]           0         0         0   100%    /automount/Servers
automount -static [207]          0         0         0   100%    /automount/static
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Last login: Thu Apr 27 15:37:34 on console
Welcome to Darwin!
minimac:~ bcoe$ df
Filesystem 512-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/disk0s3 156039264 94668280 60858984 61% /
devfs 219 219 0 100% /dev
fdesc 2 2 0 100% /dev
<volfs> 1024 1024 0 100% /.vol
automount -nsl [256] 0 0 0 100% /Network
automount -fstab [264] 0 0 0 100% /automount/Servers
automount -static [264] 0 0 0 100% /automount/static
/dev/disk1s10 126985968 126917680 68288 100% /Volumes/LaCie Disk_1
/dev/disk1s12 360843080 37454032 323389048 10% /Volumes/LaCie Disk_2
/dev/disk3s1 2013376 630880 1382496 31% /Volumes/NIKON D200
/dev/disk2s1s2 880408 880408 0 100% /Volumes/NIKON D200 1
minimac:~ bcoe$

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You've never installed anything like RadMind or DeepFreeze, and this is your computer at home, not part of a school or job that might have locked the Mac into a kiosk-mode that always replaces any changes with a known good image at reboot?


OK, so your boot drive isn't full..

At this point your options are dwindling. Please open /Applications/Utilites/Console.app. Please download the above linked patch and try to install it. There should be entires in /var/log/install.log that deal with what is happening (or not happening).

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I did not see a patch to download. ??
Here is what I found in Console

Mac OS X Version 10.4.5 (Build 8H14)
2006-04-27 15:38:06 -0400
touch: /Applications/LimeWire/LimeWire At Login.app/Contents/Resources/loginStartup.limestart: No such file or directory
2006-04-27 15:38:13.779 UniversalAccess[449] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
2006-04-27 15:38:15.331 System Events[451] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
2006-04-27 15:38:15.862 open[459] No such file: /Applications/LimeWire/LimeWire At Login.app/Contents/Resources/loginStartup.limestart
2006-04-27 15:38:16.206 SEC Helper[453] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
Apr 27 15:38:16 minimac _192_168_1_102-1: kCGErrorRangeCheck : Window Server communications from outside of session allowed for root and console user only
2006-04-27 15:38:18.346 SoftwareUpdateCheck[444] Checking for updates
2006-04-27 15:38:23.606 SystemUIServer[390]
MenuCracker
see http://sourceforge.net/projects/menucracker
MenuCracker is now loaded. Ready to accept new menus. Ignore the failure message that follow.
2006-04-27 15:38:33.410 LCCDaemon[464] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
2006-04-27 15:38:36.892 Missing Sync WM Monitor[462] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
2006-04-27 15:38:36.982 GmailStatus[448] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
2006-04-27 15:38:39.311 SystemUIServer[390] failed to load Menu Extra: NSBundle </Library/PreferencePanes/iAddressX.prefPane/Contents/Resources/MenuCracker.menu> (loaded)
<CFData 0x336a60 [0xa073a150]>{length = 6, capacity = 6, bytes = 0x000d937cbec6}
2006-04-27 15:38:46.006 DFXLogin[466] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
2006-04-27 15:38:46.019 SystemUIServer[390] lang is:en
2006-04-27 15:38:46.390 BluetoothUIServer[480] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
Apr 27 15:39:04 minimac /Applications/Microsoft Office X/Office/Microsoft Office Notifications: *** Warning: Line option kATSLineIsDisplayOnly has been deprecated. ***
2006-04-27 15:39:05.329 MySync[454] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
2006-04-27 15:39:07.358 Mail Status Control[450] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
Initialising RSA public key
2006-04-27 15:39:20.387 SystemUIServer[390] MenuCracker: Loading 'iAddressMenu'.
2006-04-27 15:39:27.284 Application Wizard[463] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
2006-04-27 15:40:19.027 SoftwareUpdateCheck[444] Downloading "J2SE 5.0 Release 4"
2006-04-27 15:40:19.186 SoftwareUpdateCheck[444] Downloading "J2SE 5.0 Release 4"
2006-04-27 15:40:27.862 Safari[606] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
2006-04-27 15:41:26.283 SyndicationAgent[607] WARNING: SQLite error 11: database disk image is malformed
2006-04-27 15:41:26.283 SyndicationAgent[607] WARNING: SQLite error 11: database disk image is malformed
2006-04-27 15:41:26.283 SyndicationAgent[607] WARNING: SQL query failed:
COMMIT
2006-04-27 15:41:26.284 SyndicationAgent[607] WARNING: ArticlesStore: Fatal database error: exiting!
2006-04-27 15:43:52.275 SoftwareUpdateCheck[444] Downloading "Mac OS X Update (PowerPC)"
2006-04-27 15:43:52.281 SoftwareUpdateCheck[444] Downloading "Mac OS X Update (PowerPC)"
2006-04-27 15:47:18.626 Terminal[1029] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
2006-04-27 15:47:31.130 Software Update[1036] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
Apr 27 15:55:29 minimac /Applications/Microsoft Office X/Microsoft Entourage: *** Warning: Line option kATSLineIsDisplayOnly has been deprecated. ***
2006-04-27 15:57:51.312 Mail[1757] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
Apr 27 16:02:23 minimac /Applications/Microsoft Office X/Microsoft Entourage: *** Warning: Line option kATSLineIsDisplayOnly has been deprecated. ***
2006-04-27 16:25:32.332 ScreenSaverEngine[3686] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft
2006-04-27 16:27:22.944 Console[3832] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Saft

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Try updating the OS again and copy & paste into a reply the relevant info from /var/log/install.log and /var/log/system.log. If you sent one earlier I never got it, but there's some heavy anti-spam between me and the world, so posting it here would be best.

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Try updating the OS again and copy & paste into a reply the relevant info from /var/log/install.log and /var/log/system.log. If you sent one earlier I never got it, but there's some heavy anti-spam between me and the world, so posting it here would be best.

Apr 28 16:39:15 minimac : @(#)PROGRAM:Installer PROJECT:Installer-86 DEVELOPER:root BUILT:Sep 2 2005 14:24:50\n
Apr 28 16:39:15 minimac : Hardware: PowerMac10,1 @ 1416 MHz, 512 MB
Apr 28 16:39:15 minimac : Running OS Build: 8H14
Apr 28 16:39:15 minimac : Mac OS X Update Combined (PowerPC) Installation Log
Apr 28 16:39:15 minimac : Opened from: /Volumes/Mac OS X 10.4.6 Combined Update/MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.6PPC.pkg
Apr 28 16:39:15 minimac : It took 0.290447 seconds to load 7 UI sections
Apr 28 16:39:16 minimac : Distribution: Mac OS X Update Combined (PowerPC)
Apr 28 16:39:16 minimac : It took 2.230516 seconds to finish launching.
Apr 28 16:39:16 minimac : Installation checks completed successfully.
Apr 28 16:40:08 minimac : admin auth received to install
Apr 28 16:40:13 minimac : ================================================================================
Apr 28 16:40:13 minimac : User picked Easy Install
Apr 28 16:40:13 minimac : Choices selected for installation:
Apr 28 16:40:13 minimac : Install: "Mac OS X Update Combined (PowerPC)"
Apr 28 16:40:13 minimac : Install: "Mac OS X Update Combined (PowerPC)"
Apr 28 16:40:13 minimac : MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.6PPC.pkg : manual : 1.0.0.1330000.1862
Apr 28 16:40:13 minimac : ================================================================================
Apr 28 16:40:13 minimac : It took 0.001449 seconds to summarize the package selections.
Apr 28 16:40:14 minimac : Starting installation:
Apr 28 16:40:14 minimac : Preparing volume "Macintosh HD" for installation
Apr 28 16:40:14 minimac : Configuring volume "Macintosh HD"
Apr 28 16:40:15 minimac : Preparing local booted disk
Apr 28 16:40:15 minimac : Create temporary directory "/private/tmp/MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.6PPC.pkg.6343CShKeS"
Apr 28 16:40:15 minimac : run preflight script for Mac OS X Update Combined (PowerPC)
Apr 28 16:40:15 minimac : Processing Mac OS X Update Combined (PowerPC):
Apr 28 16:40:15 minimac : Initialize patching
Apr 28 16:40:15 minimac : === Starting check on volume /
Apr 28 16:40:15 minimac : Determining files to install
Apr 28 16:40:18 minimac : Evaluating versions of bundles
Apr 28 16:40:50 minimac : ./System/Library/Extensions/AppleAirPort2.kext (version 4.0.2.4020600) was not installed because a newer version (4.0.4.4040200) already exists.
Apr 28 16:40:50 minimac : ./System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Apple80211Monitor.bundle (version 4.2.3.4230100) was not installed because a newer version (4.2.4.4240400) already exists.
Apr 28 16:40:50 minimac : Evaluating custom file version checking
Apr 28 16:40:50 minimac : Removing unnecessary patches from install.
Apr 28 16:40:50 minimac : Configuring deferred files
Apr 28 16:40:50 minimac : Assembling temporary receipt
Apr 28 16:40:52 minimac : Performing pre-extraction actions
Apr 28 16:40:54 minimac : ==== It took 0.031736 seconds to check for prebinding
Apr 28 16:40:54 minimac : Creating destination path
Apr 28 16:40:54 minimac : Extracting files
Apr 28 16:41:58 minimac : BomFileError 5: Input/output error - ///System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/Metadata.framework/Versions/A/Support/mdsync
Apr 28 16:41:58 minimac : 10933 files looked up in 0.59 seconds. 10921 files written in 62.87 seconds.
Apr 28 16:41:58 minimac : 241923 kilobytes installed.
Apr 28 16:41:58 minimac : Install failed: Some files for MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.6PPC may not have been written correctly.
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : Private/Total = (12.0MB, 71.2MB), Heap/Total = (3.8MB, 19.0MB), Regions(malloc, private) = (36, 38)
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : It took 104.662347 seconds to unsuccessfully install "Mac OS X Update Combined (PowerPC)" (1 pkg(s))
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : It took 1.011350 seconds to Configuring volume "Macintosh HD" (dm prepare*disk)
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : It took 0.775141 seconds to run preflight script for Mac OS X Update Combined (PowerPC)
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : It took 102.862222 seconds to Install Mac OS X Update Combined (PowerPC): 20 elements
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : It took 102.781256 seconds to unsuccessfully Install package Mac OS X Update Combined (PowerPC)
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : It took 2.181943 seconds to Build install plan (& redirected paths)
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : It took 32.569009 seconds to Evaluating versions of bundles
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : It took 0.030022 seconds to Configuring deferred files
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : It took 2.054328 seconds to Assembling temporary receipt
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : It took 1.772055 seconds to Collect path info (ATS, Sec Equiv, Kext, Pref Panes)
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : It took 64.171276 seconds to Write files
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : Summary Information
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : Type Elapsed time (sec)
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : patch 0.002086
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : script 0.775141
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : zero 0.013876
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : extract 64.171276
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : config 36.553255
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : receipt 2.054328
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : disk 1.011419
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac : install 102.862222
Apr 28 16:41:59 minimac :
Apr 28 17:12:31 minimac kernel[0]: USBF: 7692.344 AppleUSBEHCI[0x1efd000]::Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus 91, timing out!
Apr 28 17:12:31 minimac kernel[0]: USBF: 7692.416 IOUSBDevice[0x2bd5a00]: Error (0xe00002ed) getting device device descriptor
Apr 28 17:12:31 minimac kernel[0]: USBF: 7692.461 IOUSBDevice[0x2bd5a00]: Error (0xe00002ed) getting device device descriptor
Apr 28 17:12:31 minimac kernel[0]: USBF: 7692.505 IOUSBDevice[0x2bd5a00]: Error (0xe00002ed) getting device device descriptor
Apr 28 17:12:31 minimac kernel[0]: USBF: 7692.520 IOUSBDevice[0x2bd5a00]: Error (0xe00002ed) getting device device descriptor
Apr 28 17:12:37 minimac kernel[0]: USBF: 7698.344 AppleUSBEHCI[0x1efd000]::Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus 91, timing out!
Apr 28 17:12:43 minimac kernel[0]: USBF: 7704.344 AppleUSBEHCI[0x1efd000]::Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus 91, timing out!
Apr 28 17:12:43 minimac kernel[0]: USBF: 7704.414 IOUSBDevice[0x2bd6200]: Error (0xe00002ed) getting device device descriptor
Apr 28 17:12:43 minimac kernel[0]: USBF: 7704.458 IOUSBDevice[0x2bd6200]: Error (0xe00002ed) getting device device descriptor


At least I got an error this time of a fatal install and to try and install again.! What does the reference to the device description mean??

Bob

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Tryupdating saft too.. it's bitching quite a bit in your console log.

I appreciate your help, but were not making any progress. I did a re-install and updated all programs without a hitch. So far so good.

Tell me about SAFT??? What is it for?

Thanks again,:lol: Bob

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Well, that would have been your next step. I have no idea what device was having the problem, some USB device you had plugged in. As for saft, I would hope you know what it is, as you installed it (it is not part of the defeault OS X install, it's a 3rd party application that you would have had to install).

More info about it: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/20346

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