Mac OS X 10.4.7 Special Report: Example of the dangers in continuing work while update is applying

Mac OS X 10.4.7 Special Report: Example of the dangers in continuing work while update is applying

In our recommendations for applying the Mac OS X 10.4.7 update, we note that users should avoid performing any other operations (in Mac OS X or third-party applications) while the update process is occurring.

MacFixIt reader Eric offers a perfect example of how things can go wrong if you fail to abstain from other operations while the update is installing:

"I was working on some latex documents while at some point my mac (MBP) asked me to install the upgrade. Said yes and kept on working... then, I got a message saying that the update had failed. I thought, OK, no problem, I'll retry later. But then back to the terminal and nothing was working. All command in the terminal gave a 'illegal instruction' as return... started to panic, and restarted the machine. Except that it never restarted. Since then I still cannot reboot. It stays at the gray screen stage."

If you find yourself in a situation like Eric's, follow the instructions listed in our tutorial "Startup will not proceed after a system or security update; solving."

Index:

Resources
  • "Startup will not proceed after a system or security update; solving."
  • Release Notes
  • Common Workarounds
  • Reverting (downgrading) to...
  • AirPort connectivity issue...
  • Bluetooth: Erratic device ...
  • Cellular data modems now n...
  • CS2 apps (Photoshop, etc.)...
  • Digital camera problems --...
  • Don't skip update verification process
  • Dozens of SMB processes sp...
  • Example of the dangers in ...
  • External drives not recogn...
  • FireWire device recognitio...
  • Increased fan activity -- ...
  • Intel re-release: Determin...
  • Internet access problems c...
  • iSync issues
  • MacBook Pro screen failure...
  • MacBook (13"): Vertical multi-colored lines at startup after Mac OS X 10.4.7 update
  • Microsoft Word crashing fr...
  • Palm synchronization issue...
  • Printing issues -- fixes
  • Problems caused by devices...
  • Problems starting up after...
  • Quark Xpress 6.5: Problems...
  • Rosetta problems -- potent...
  • Safari: Problems accessing...
  • SoundSticks unrecognized -...
  • Spotlight will be re-enabl...
  • SuperDrive burn issues -- ...
  • Third-party displays causi...
  • Trackpad difficulties -- i...
  • Two-finger click functionality now enabled on 15" MacBook Pros, PowerBooks
  • USB problems (device recog...
  • Widget "phone home" function actually a security measure
  • Windows sharing and proces...
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