Originally Posted by lkrupp
You answered my question. If you simply downloaded the update and applied it without running Disk Utility to at least check the condition of your hard drive then you have no business complaining about any problems you may have. If you failed to make a backup of your data you have no business complaining about problems either.*
Wiseguy. You like to show your the expert, don't ya? Except you aren't.
Ofcourse he trusts an official Apple update and the average Apple user expects that the update procedure does a self check beforehand (even if it doesn't), they don't 'prepare'! We all should expect a basic self integrity check anyway.
Even if you prepare, that doesn't mean the actual update procedure will just work fine. Because you are talking about hardware level here, or software permissions (the latter is being handled by the updater too). Disk Utility doesn't know about possible software update issues that become clear in an updater batch script! That's not its tasks and it couldn't know.
It's a myth that you need to do a Disk Uility HD check before updating. Not that it hurts ofcoirsr, but most of the problems arise when the updater shell script finds something unexpected and doesn't know how to deal with it.
Eg cross-dependency, conflicting software setup, exceptions. All stuff that is flagged okay in 'disk utility land'.
Lastly, who are you to decide wheter he has the right to complain or not? Are you the*the Chief Of Update Police?*
Yes, you need to prepare for any update you apply to your system. How do you know your hard drive doesn't have issues that would foul up an update? How do you know your system is healthy and not corrupted? Applying any update to a system of unknown stability is asking for trouble.
Disk Utily doesn't hurt but mostly doesn't help either here. Instead, I'd recommend backing up precious files for convienence (eg when OSX can't boot after the upgrade).*