[chbot] Help! Upgrading OS X

Henri Shustak henri.shustak at gmail.com
Sat May 18 06:48:57 BST 2019

I have significant experience with macOS. Happy to help out if you are around and need some help.

Feel free to reply directly  - may be you could pop by or I could visit you .. as I am not sure if I will make it along on Monday. I would suggest that you that if you do not have a backup of the system, that this is done prior to the update due to the file system upgrade which will likely take place automatically.

I would probably say that assuming you have a backup, the best bet is to boot from another system and then upgrade the drive while booted from an external drive. Also, it would be worth while checking the file system and the drive for bad blocks (if it is not an SSD) prior to the upgrade. Also, if it is a 2012 ish macBook, it could have a cable problem (very common) or a logic board issue again very common (but not critical just makes the machine slow unless you remove one of the RAM sticks).



> On 18/05/2019, at 5:26 PM, Robin Gilks <robin at gilks.org> wrote:
> Greetings
> Just tried to update Stephs MAC today from Mavericks (10.9.5 - yes, that
> old) to Mojave (10.14.3?)
> Went to the App Store, hit upgrade and it started to download the installer.
> Some time while it was doing that it decided that the internet connection
> had dropped (it hadn't, it's an Ethernet connection, not WIFI) so it
> stopped the update.
> Trouble now is that I no longer have an update button (or a download
> button if I go to the download site) to carry on. All I have is a list of
> incompatible apps (because the OS is so old).
> I can't find anything relevant in the Download folder or in the Apps
> folder but somehow it remembers it has something!
> I could bring it on Monday if anyone knows how to fix this specific
> problem - need it updated to sync up with B-in-laws machine to do some
> audio recording.
> Cheers
> -- 
> Robin Gilks
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