Originally posted by the cool gut
What happened? Was that with 10.3.0?
10.3.8. I thought that I had avoided all of those problems by then. I didn't have the problem when it happened in .6, or .7. I was just as careful with .8.
I do what I tell everyone in my usergroup MetroMac Alliance.http://www.metromac.org/
Don't ever update from the OS Update panel until you:
Unmount, turn off, and disconnect any external Firewire drives. Then
1. Restart from your original disks and run Disk utility. Fix disk, then repair permissions. If there is an unresolved problem, run utility and permissions again. If a problem still exists, then restart again and restart with the Diskwarrior 3.0.2 disk. do that and run permissions again. If all works then
2. Restart and repair permissions again.
3. Install update and guess what? Repair permissions again.
4. If all is ok, then reconnect external drives turn on drives. They should mount.
The assumption here is that the drives have a late model ATA to Firewire card with the latesr firmware.
I had all of that.
Normally this is by far the safest way to update. It doesn't hurt when you upgrade either. Always fix permissions after installing a new program, or upgrading one.
Apples' updates aren't perfect, they can cause problems. The upgrades are the same.