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

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.

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

/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app

You're not out of disk space, right?

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

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.

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

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$

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).

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

Yes, I have tried this with no luck.
Bob

Anyway, I need the results from /var/log/install.log

..

Just sent it to you
Bob

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

Not sure how to do that.Sorry.
Bob

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.

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

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

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