Todays Latest Update Installation Log Failure Mac doesn't Boot

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12557
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Todays Latest Update Installation Log Failure Mac doesn't Boot

Postby 12557 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:43 pm

Hey guys, this morning I got an an update message telling me to update LittleSnitch. I hit the ok button, LittleSnitch installed and told me to reboot, I did that and then the struggle began. While my Mac boots it got stuck with an Installation Log Failure. The screen looked nearly the same like this one:
Image
I pressed Shut Down, and the the same happens again, and again and again. I started the recovery mode, checkt my hdd and everything was fine. I tried this work around:

mkummer wrote:
walkindude wrote:- Booted into Recovery
- Launched Terminal
- Ok, maybe the following step is a little bit weird.. but for me it was the quickest path - launched 'Disk Utility' from it, like:
/Applications/Utilities/Disk\ Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk\ Utility
In Disk Utility I mounted my system's drive.
- Closed 'Disk Utility'
- In Terminal I removed the following directory:
rm -rf /Volumes/<your system's drive name>/Library/Extensions/LittleSnitch.kext
or just rename it somehow.
- Rebooted
- Spinning circle, after which system successfully booted.

Thanks for that. Good to know, there is a fallback.


I was not able to delete the LittleSnitch.kext with terminal so I started in Safe Mode and deleted the file with Finder but that didn't helped. My last idea was to reinstall HighSierra but this also failed by an installer com.apple.osinstall-error -3. Now I got really stuck in trouble, Safe Mode doesn't work any more, verbose boot also. Can anyone help me? Cant believe that a simple Update can crash my Mac this hard. Formatting my HHD is not an option I will loose to much un backuped data.

Thank you so much and greets. 12557

ramonesfan
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Re: Todays Latest Update Installation Log Failure Mac doesn't Boot

Postby ramonesfan » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:57 am

Same problem here. Trying to recover. Response/advice from Developer would be greatly appreciated.

Uws
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Re: Todays Latest Update Installation Log Failure Mac doesn't Boot

Postby Uws » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:32 am

I had the same problem twice (in MacOS High Sierra). First time with the Security update 2018-002 in Oktober. Same symptoms, Mac won't boot, so I started in Safe Mode, deleted the Little Snitch Kext in the Library/Extensions Folder, restarted and everything was OK. I realised that I used an older version of LS and updated. So far so good.

Next stop High Sierra security update 2018-003 form Dec 5th. Same story ... that's what I thought. But after rebooting with the deleted LS Kext it didn't work and even more Safe Mode didn't work either. It got stuck at the end of the booting process just before the desktop appears (and yes I waited for about half an hour three times to be sure it's stuck...).

Only chance was to reinstall High Sierra (which is a funny story of its own...)

To make things short: in the meantime I'm on High Sierra with all security patches installed and use the latest Nightly build if LS, seems to work so far.

It seems Apple doesn't like Kernel extensions anymore ;-)

PS. all this happened after a cold boot the next day. The first boot after installing the security patches showed no problems at all.

fatire
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Re: Todays Latest Update Installation Log Failure Mac doesn't Boot

Postby fatire » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:16 pm

I have almost the same issue, High Sierra 10.13.16
Followed update prompt from 4.2.4 from 4.2.3
Restarted to Install error log like OP
This is BS, that a simple upgrade trashes your OS and NOBODY is saying anything?
Great program in the past but WTF is this?

Luckily I have a back-up clone I can boot from.
Disk Utility finds no issues with problem drive/
I have deleted the Little Snitch Kext in the Library/Extensions Folder and am praying that will work, if not i'll scrap the entire app and try that.
I'll post my results here soon.

Update: I made sure I emptied trash before my restart and the plagued HD booted fine, exept of course I got a messag saying LS could not be installed because kext couldn't be found and would I like to update to latest version, NO. Emailed tech support and hoping they can help. I would like to just go back to my cloned version of 4.2.3 but I don't know which bits I need to copy over to my HD.
Can anyone help with this?

Also now have to find a supported alternative to this APP.

Fatty

fatire
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Re: Todays Latest Update Installation Log Failure Mac doesn't Boot

Postby fatire » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:43 pm

I have a case open with Tech Support but answers are slow coming.
Sent a LS Error log yesterday.

ramonesfan
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Re: Todays Latest Update Installation Log Failure Mac doesn't Boot

Postby ramonesfan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:25 pm

Tech Support, any update on this? It's been a month and a half...

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Re: Todays Latest Update Installation Log Failure Mac doesn't Boot

Postby greenblue » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:25 am

Is this still going on? Does this also affect Sierra 10.12.x or just High Sierra 10.13.x? Pretty disturbing not seeing update on something so severe.


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