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Installed 10.6.3 on Dell Latitude D830


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After the installation, I upgraded the software to 10.6.8 to get the app store working. It did not work properly with 10.6.6. However when I upgrade to 10.6.8, the OS is very unstable and freezes every time randomly after the OS boots up.

 

When I start it in safe mode it will remain stable, but I am completely unable to download 10.7 from the app store. I'm trying hard to upgrade this computer to Lion. I'm stuck though. Any thoughts?

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Being a newbie to this whole process, I'm not very familiar with what to troubleshoot for various issues.  I did try the repair disk permissions as suggested.  My Dell booted well, but within 2 minutes, it locked up completely.  When it does, I can't move the mouse, or type on the keyboard at all.  It's very odd.  It only does this with 10.6.8.  

 

Also, I actually did download Lion in safe mode.  Now my question is what is the best way to proceed trying to update my OS.  Should I upgrade/install directly and use xfail?  Or should I try to use unifail or myHack?  What's the best course to take?

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At this site, we advocate myHack as the installer tool. You have posted your thread in a myHack section, so...

 

Follow the process detailed in EDP->Documentation at top of pages. Other methods you mentioned have their own web site with supporting forum.

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Hey all, total noob here lol.

 

I, too, have installed 10.6.3 on my D830 (mine has nVidia graphics) - works great, got everything working except my wifi (I knew that, though - its the Intel wireless).  I've tried to install 10.6.8 multiple times to no avail - any suggestions?  I really have no clue what I'm doing... I got the 10.6.3 installer to work by creating it to a flash drive with MyHack on my Mac Mini, but during install I have to use the generic Extra or it won't work.  I had to manually install a few kexts after install (I remember ethernet and audio for certain).  I just don't know what to do to get the 10.6.8 combo update to work - I've made certain to run MyHack and/or EDP after the upgrade (I tried each seperately, and both together).  Once I install 10.6.8, all it will do is sit on the gray Apple screen on boot - no progress indicator of any sort, nor any hard drive activity light.  Suggestions for a total noob?  Thanks!

 

I actually chose to stick with Snow Leopard so that I could install 10.6.8 update and not have to worry about future updates breaking the system... ironic, huh?  (That said, would a different version be an easier install?  I'm not married to Snow...)

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