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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:06 pm 
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MacOS 10.13 is already installed, thank you very much. Please just boot.

So I rebooted this computer this morning in to recovery mode to turn off system integrity protection, and when I rebooted after doing so it's starting up to the installer, where it promptly claims it can't install (it's already installed), forcing me to reboot, which opens the installer, which says it can't be installed, which forces me to reboot, which opens the insta...

Short of taking it out behind the barn and putting it out of its misery, does anyone have any idea? Is there some file I can delete which will tell it "no, I'm not trying to install anything so please don't"?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:16 pm 
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Is there something like a Startup Item file?

Have you tried resetting the Boot Caches?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:18 pm 
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Hold Option down while starting up to see the boot screen. It should show your actual OS X installation volume for you to boot up from. If it also shows an OS X installer, that means something got munged and the system thinks you're trying to install an update (which is what it sounds like).

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:41 pm 
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Thanks, that does look like the problem. Any idea how I can tell it NOT to install that update?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:48 pm 
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Update: I got it to boot back to the original system, then re-downloaded the 10.13.6 update, and it looks like it'll work now.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:17 pm 
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I hate those delta updates. All these years later and they're still a problem.


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Combo update. Combo update. Combo update.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:10 pm 
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So... are the new Installers setup as Partitions?


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BDAqua wrote:
So... are the new Installers setup as Partitions?


It would be more akin to temporary bootloaders, which is why you can bypass them in the boot screen.

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Thanks ST. :)


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