Monday, April 16, 2012

Mac OS X on VMware: Update 10.7.1–10.7.3

Introduction

Install update via Mac OS X Software Update function may take some time to download the update package especially when the file size is over Gigabytes.  It is a good practice to download update package and perform offline update in later stage.  If anything happen during the update process, you may redo the update again if you have snapshot your Mac OS X machine instance.

Some update involve some tricky steps to make sure the Mac OS X continue function on VMware machine.

Mac OS X Update: 10.7.1

Download Mac OS X 10.7.1 update from apple web site.  Perform the update as usual:

Screen Shot 2012-04-16 at 1.33.18 PM

Mac OS X Update: 10.7.2

Mac OS X update 10.7.2 requires extra steps to works on VMware machine.  Follow the steps to perform update:

  1. Download Mac OX X 10.7.2 update from apple web site.
  2. Start Terminal application in Mac OS X
  3. Run a command to backup folder AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext:
    # cp -r /System/Library/Extensions/AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext .
  4. Apply Mac OS X Update 10.7.2
  5. When update is done, the update installer offer to reboot machine.  Don’t reboot first but execute the following two command to restore folder AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext:
    # sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext
    
    # sudo cp -r AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext /System/Library/Extensions
  6. Reboot machine and enjoy the Mac OS X 10.7.2 update.

Screen Shot 2012-04-16 at 1.46.36 PM

Mac OS X Update: 10.7.3

Mac OS X update 10.7.3 share same update steps as 10.7.2.  However, the update from 10.7 to 10.7.3 must perform in the following sequence one at a time:

  1. 10.7.1
  2. 10.7.2
  3. 10.7.3

You can’t apply 10.7.3 on 10.7 directly.  Follow the steps to perform 10.7.3 update from 10.7.2:

  1. Download Mac OX X 10.7.3 update from apple web site.
  2. Start Terminal application in Mac OS X
  3. Run a command to backup folder AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext:
    # cp -r /System/Library/Extensions/AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext .
  4. Apply Mac OS X Update 10.7.3
  5. When update is done, the update installer offer to reboot machine. Don’t reboot first but execute the following two command to restore folder AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext:
    # sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext
    
    # sudo cp -r AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext /System/Library/Extensions
  6. Reboot machine and enjoy the Mac OS X 10.7.3 update.

Screen Shot 2012-04-16 at 1.53.47 PM

Reference

  1. How To Install Fully Functional Mac OS X Lion Virtual Machine inside Windows 7 [UPDATE: 10.7.3]. URL:http://www.windows7hacker.com/index.php/2011/09/how-to-install-fully-functional-mac-os-x-lion-virtual-machine-inside-windows-7/

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome, this is exactly what I needed! Thanks so much!

Santosh Kumar P V said...

hey dude....!!! thanks.. it worked for me...!!! i was struggling for this update.. finally i got it... once again thanks..!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the help, it works perfectly!!

You may want to add "No Entry" as part of the text of your post. I got the No Entry symbol on the screen just after the apple logo. This solved the problem.

Thanks again.

Edwill Leighton said...

Thank you so much, worked for me as well :-)

Anonymous said...

Worked great! Thank you!

kerv said...

excuse me for my englais i speak french... i have before update 10.7.1 then i updat first to 10.7.2

I have make all you describe to do but when i restart my vm, i got the apple logo and after a circle with line.

Never boot...

Can you help me please?

kerv said...

hello how fix the error after loading vm with update 10.7.2?

i have a cricle with a line..

thanks for help me and excuse me for my english i speak french..

Jay McCrea said...

Hi man, how do i update to 10.7.4?? Is it the same as 10.7.2 & 10.7.3??

Just :

Download Mac OX X 10.7.4 update from apple web site.

Start Terminal application in Mac OS X
Run a command to backup folder AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext:
# cp -r /System/Library/Extensions/AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext .

Apply Mac OS X Update 10.7.4
When update is done, the update installer offer to reboot machine. Don’t reboot first but execute the following two command to restore folder AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext:
# sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext

# sudo cp -r AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext /System/Library/Extensions

Is this correct?