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10.12.5 Upgrade

Sam Silverman
So this morning I upgraded iTunes and then found a Sierra update waiting. Maybe because I hadn’t had coffee yet I punched “update”.

The upgrade seemed to proceed OK, but after the restart I was suddenly faced with a screen of code. It vanished quickly, but it seemed to be a Kernel Panic (if my Unix memories are accurate).

I called Apple support about 08:15 AM EDT and waited a few minutes till a nice young lady came on the line. She had me reboot with a “Command-R” and select “reinstall OS".

2 Hours later all was back to normal. The reinstall looked like it was hung for a while. I had the progress bar, but it seemed stuck at 32 minutes (for probably 15 minutes). Just as she was about to suggest something it changed to 31 minutes. Then it stuck there. Then it advanced slowly but steadily tlll about 90 minutes into the process I was back to a Sierra log-in screen.

The gal from Apple suggested that I would be back to the last good working OS and I should NOT try to reload 10.12.5 till a point release came out. Interestingly when I check “About this Mac” I AM currently running 10.12.5.

I had asked if my experience was common and she said No, but she had had one other person with the same problem.

Just an FYI. Your mileage may vary.



Sam Silverman


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Re: 10.12.5 Upgrade

John Turner
I also updated  to Sierra 12.5 this morning. Thankfully  I had no problems. Mac Mac seems to be running fine.

JT

On May 17, 2017, 2:17 PM -0400, Sam Silverman <[hidden email]>, wrote:
So this morning I upgraded iTunes and then found a Sierra update waiting. Maybe because I hadn’t had coffee yet I punched “update”.

The upgrade seemed to proceed OK, but after the restart I was suddenly faced with a screen of code. It vanished quickly, but it seemed to be a Kernel Panic (if my Unix memories are accurate).

I called Apple support about 08:15 AM EDT and waited a few minutes till a nice young lady came on the line. She had me reboot with a “Command-R” and select “reinstall OS".

2 Hours later all was back to normal. The reinstall looked like it was hung for a while. I had the progress bar, but it seemed stuck at 32 minutes (for probably 15 minutes). Just as she was about to suggest something it changed to 31 minutes. Then it stuck there. Then it advanced slowly but steadily tlll about 90 minutes into the process I was back to a Sierra log-in screen.

The gal from Apple suggested that I would be back to the last good working OS and I should NOT try to reload 10.12.5 till a point release came out. Interestingly when I check “About this Mac” I AM currently running 10.12.5.

I had asked if my experience was common and she said No, but she had had one other person with the same problem.

Just an FYI. Your mileage may vary.



Sam Silverman


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