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    10.6.8 interrupted

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    10.6.8 interrupted
    My install was interrupted, now when it boots it won't load the finder. I did not use time machine, is there anyway to boot via the install disk and reinstall the update that i downloaded to a flash drive.

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    The only way I know out of your problem is probably insert the 10.6 DVD that you used ti install Snow Leopard and do a reinstall. With SL default is Upgrade so you will not loose any of your files and settings, but you will have to rerun all the updates when it's done.

    One thing you could try as I am sure it will not hurt, is first boot into the OSX DVD and run Disk Utility from the Utilities drop down up top. Repair permissions. Probably will not work since you interrupted the update, but worth a quick try.

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    10.6.8 interrupted

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    i tried repair permissions but it did not work... i guess the reinstall is next thanks

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    10.6.8 interrupted

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    My 10.6.8 upgrade was interrupted, iMac ok but a few niggles.

    I re-installed 10.6.3 from disc, cured my problems
     iMac 21.5" 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 OSX 10.8.3

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    10.6.8 interrupted

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    So, I had to step away for a few days and I tried to reinstall this afternoon form the SL DVD. It's doing the same thing... It loads to the desktop, then goes back to the grey screen and the cog turns, back to the desktop, back to the grey screen and cog. Do I have to reformat and go from scratch?

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    Yes. That's what dtravis7 meant when he told you to reinstall with your Snow Leopard DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Yes. That's what dtravis7 meant when he told you to reinstall with your Snow Leopard DVD.
    I got the impression from dtravis7 that I would not have to reformat the HD and start from scratch

    "...With SL default is Upgrade so you will not loose any of your files and settings, but you will have to rerun all the updates when it's done."

    But since I have reinstalled as an upgrade and it is still not working, I will have to reformat, lose everything and start from scratch?

    There is no way for me to go into terminal or boot from the DVD so I can see the desktop and run the upgrade that I have on a flash drive and see if that will fix it?

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    What I suggested is what you did. If that did not work, either there is an issue with the hard drive or some other hardware, or a config (plist) file is messed up which the upgrade is still using. It's rare when the upgrade does not fix it.

    Don't remember but have you run Apple Hardware test as yet?

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    10.6.8 interrupted

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    I have, there were no issues found, I suspect that it is a config file that is damaged and the upgrade is not overwriting it...
    Any other thoughts or, do I start from scratch?

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    10.6.8 interrupted

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    My MBP originally came with 10.4.8, my gut tells me the answer to this question is no but, would that do anything for me?

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    Not sure I understand....? You're trying to upgrade from 10.4.8 to 10.6.8 using the Snow Leopard upgrade disk? If you are, it won't work. You need to do a clean install which means erase, reformat, and then install Snow Leopard 10.6.8.

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