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californiarockr
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Icon 1 posted April 24, 2003 17:06      Profile for californiarockr     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I love macs, and many people dont, but lets not argue here. All OSs have problems, lets leave it at that

i updated my mac to 10.2.5, and several people, including me, had a problem with this. (found out online that this had happened to a dozen people). Basically, i had to reinstall mac os. nothing was lost, it just took awhile to do, and was a major pain in the ass. now i am updating my OS again, and i found out that when i was cleaning up the stuff that was installed again, but not needed (cause i had an original copy) i deleted disc copy, which is what i need to update, so now i have to copy it from another computer...


thats my bad computer trouble

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Icon 1 posted April 24, 2003 20:32      Profile for Tut-an-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ummm what had went wrong wiht the update?
Where is this "dozen" people?

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Icon 1 posted April 24, 2003 21:51      Profile for addiew   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
wowI havent heard that; I havent had any problems with it. What exactly was your problem? COuld it have something to do with downloading via net?

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Icon 1 posted April 24, 2003 23:10      Profile for Allan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've used the software update feature always and have never had an problems with anything, except that on one update it wiped my sendmail config. It probaly made a back up but as soon as i saw the file was changed (or replaced) I just added back what I wanted anyway.

Just be glad you haven't got M$, it's a patch a week at the moment on my w2k servers

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Icon 1 posted April 25, 2003 00:17      Profile for hey-U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Just be glad you haven't got M$, it's a patch a week at the moment on my w2k servers

Only one a week? [Wink]

And they ain't exactly the smallest chunks of code, either...

As for 10.2.5, I've only just started rolling that out on the Macs here at work, so far so good - but one of the users (and wouldn't you just know it's my boss) had the date problem with 10.2.4 (see http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25374 ) - and what does this article recommend? You guessed, upgrade to 10.2.5, so looks like there's no escape!

But I have to say that, for a comparatively "immature" OS, I think OSX generally is potentially the canine's gonads - it'd be really good to see them giving that nice Mr Gates a run for his money - despite the initial optimism, I'm not sure that the Linux-based OS's are really doing that at the user end of things...

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10.2.5 hasn't been kind to me either. Software Update crashed after installing it and I haven't been able to run either Safari beta since the upgrade. The Stuffit browser plug-in also seems to be having issues. The console now has a permanent spot on my dock.

I've looked at the logs, dumped my prefs and sworn at the thing a few times to no avail. I'll probably just rebuild the machine when I have a free moment.

I like OSX, but Apple does seem to release updates every now and then that cause widespread indigestion.

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Icon 1 posted April 25, 2003 15:43      Profile for californiarockr     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
basically it made me restart one day by locking up the comp and telling me to do a hard boot by holding the power button on the comp. then when it booted, the OS booted fine, but the finder could not be located (folder icon, flashing ? and mac face).

heres the mac forum on this topic, there have been several posts:
http://discussions.info.apple.com/[email protected]@.ef998ef

like i said, it was messed up, but i didnt lose any data, so im not all tha unhappy.

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Icon 1 posted April 26, 2003 00:35      Profile for hey-U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Apple does seem to release updates every now and then that cause widespread indigestion
That sounds strangely (worryingly?) familiar... [Frown]
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Icon 1 posted April 26, 2003 00:46      Profile for Allan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
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Apple does seem to release updates every now and then that cause widespread indigestion
That sounds strangely (worryingly?) familiar... [Frown]
It's usually the quattro formaggi that does this to me [Smile]
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mmm... quattro formaggi...
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Icon 1 posted May 08, 2003 00:10      Profile for addiew   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
pass the tums!!

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Icon 1 posted May 08, 2003 01:39      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Go to 10.2.6, now available from software update!

Of course, you may get even more bugs, or a full fix.

Good luck!

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Icon 1 posted May 08, 2003 05:05      Profile for hey-U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well, 10.2.6 *seems* to have fixed the date problem (the 1970 revival was a bit short-lived...) but Mail is still as 'quirky' as before and Internet Exploder is still as slow as before...
"It's a feature not a bug"? [Wink]

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I have not had any significant problems with OSX updates, but I do approach them with maximum caution, because when one goes wrong it can take ages to fix. My routine is

select option in software update to download to disk

run fsck, update my backup (with Carbon Copy Cloner)

install OS update

run repair disk permissions.

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quote:
Originally posted by raydreams:
You should all go out an buy a copy of Disk Warrior now that v3 is available for OS X - mainly because one fried/former co-worker of mine is one the programmers on it, and another is the tech support there.

Disk Warrior

And because it is better than Norton. Apple is featuring it on the Apple Store page.

I second that! BTW-was your co-worker a former co-worker because he was fried? [Big Grin]
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raydreams - thanks for the tip; I'll give it a whirl, Shirl...

GMx - maybe working on a project like that is what fried his co-worker?

Have a nice weekend y'all

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10.2.5 gave me a bit of a problem, too, on my Pismo. For some reason I lost drag and drop functionality, Repaired permissions and that didn't help.

Fortunately I had to clean that drive out anyway, so I emptied the disk and reloaded everything.

Works ffine now with 10.2.6

Colonel Panic

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Icon 1 posted May 30, 2003 01:15      Profile for MacintoshGeek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If after updating with the Software Update patcher you experience weird issues, try going to Apple and downloading the "Combo" update. Sucks, I know, but the combo updater seems to do things properly when the partial updaters bork due to some unexpected conditions.

The combo updates contain all updates from 10.2 to the current release, so they are much larger, but they make sure everything is patched properly.

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When we first got it, my dad disabled heaps of my preferences so he could come to grips with things, including the startup options, and he forgot to set it to start in OS9, i came home and plays some OSX games, but then was stuck in a OS that there was nothing to do for several hours.... [Frown]

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