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    Server 10.5 updates won't install

    Hi everyone

    I've set up a test XServe on an Intel iMac and trying to update the OS X Server software from 10.5 to 10.5.7 with a combo update pack. I have to update it manually because I can't connect the test xserve to our network incase it messes with the xserve we already have on the network, or anything else for that matter.

    For some reason, when running through the installer it says I can't select the Hard drive to install to due to the computer not meeting the update's requirements. But i've checked on the apple site and it is.

    Anyone had this problem before or know how to resolve it?

    Thanks in advance

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    Run disk utility to repair permissions ?

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    yup I tried that, that was my first action

    no joy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post
    yup I tried that, that was my first action

    no joy
    Can you not manually download an older update package to at least get it to 10.5.4 or some other revision and try that and reboot and do disk utility again for permissions and then do the 10.5.7 update ?

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...erver1056.html

    Should be able to find MAC OS X Updates below

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...acosx_updates/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post
    Hi everyone

    I've set up a test XServe on an Intel iMac and trying to update the OS X Server software from 10.5 to 10.5.7 with a combo update pack. I have to update it manually because I can't connect the test xserve to our network incase it messes with the xserve we already have on the network, or anything else for that matter.

    For some reason, when running through the installer it says I can't select the Hard drive to install to due to the computer not meeting the update's requirements. But i've checked on the apple site and it is.

    Anyone had this problem before or know how to resolve it?

    Thanks in advance
    Hi,

    What disk did you use to install Leopard Server from? i.e. did it come with your XServe or is it a new copy you have bought (boxed)?

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingswood View Post
    Hi,

    What disk did you use to install Leopard Server from? i.e. did it come with your XServe or is it a new copy you have bought (boxed)?

    Paul
    It's the set of disks that come with our Xserve

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Can you not manually download an older update package to at least get it to 10.5.4 or some other revision and try that and reboot and do disk utility again for permissions and then do the 10.5.7 update ?

    Apple - Downloads - Mac OS X Updates - Mac OS X Server 10.5.6

    Should be able to find MAC OS X Updates below

    Apple - Downloads - Mac OS X - Mac OS X Updates
    The combo pack, i think, is supposed to contain all the downloads and packages from 10.5 to 10.5.7..
    atleast that's what the website says

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    Have you checked to see if there is an Xserve firmware update at all?

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    it's not connected to the internet, which is why i'm doing a manual installation of the updates

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    managed to get 10.5.2 to install.. but then the mac started looping on the reboot.

    this server is really starting to me off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post
    managed to get 10.5.2 to install.. but then the mac started looping on the reboot.

    this server is really starting to me off!
    The discs that came with it are they just 10.5 ?

    Also have you got apple care ?

    If so maybe see if they can send you an up to date set of discs and how come you cant connect to the net ?

    Must be rubbing the x serve the wrong way lol
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 16th July 2009 at 12:48 PM.

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    Hi rolfea

    You say it's not connected to the Internet? By this do you mean it's not connected to a network at all? Is the NIC not active? Is the network cable not connected? In other words is it not connected to an active switch?

    If this is the case it may be this is where your problem lies?

    One of the minimum requirements for OSX Server is an active ethernet connection. This does not mean an active internet connection. These can be two separate things.

    A reinstall or a major update such as a Combo could well display the behaviour you've described if there was or is no active ethernet connection. I have seen Leopard Server behave 'erratically' as well as showing an alarming tendency to become unstable if that was the case.

    Antonio Rocco (ACSA)

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