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Bailing on a bad restore
Authored by: heavyboots on Apr 04, '06 10:38:26AM

Don't forget that if you downloaded the combo updater, you may even be able to successfully eject from the hozed install situation. Reboot off your CD, diskutil the disk back to health, then (hopefully!) reboot into single user. If you make it into single user mode, you can probably just cd ~/Desktop (or where ever you left the disk image of the updater) and then use hdiutil to mount it. Then run installer -pkg /Volumes/Updater-Name/Package-Name.pkg -target /. Since the combo updater writes complete apps, it will probably overwrite the damaged versions from the initial unsuccessful attempt with clean versions.

Had to do this routine with 10.4.4 to escape from starting the update with an (apparently) bad directory.

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