I had the rather unpleasant experience of trying to update to 10.4.9 last night, which crashed and left my computer hang on bootup. Trying to boot with cmd-s gave me this nice message:
Load of /sbin/launchd, errno 88, trying
/sbin/mach_init Load of /sbin/launchd failed, errno 88
Fortunately, after reading this blog entry, I managed to recover doing something like this:
- Started my MacBook with a FW-cable from another computer.
- Downloaded the Mac OS X 10.4.9 Combo Update from Apple.
- Ran the installer on my other computer but chose to install on the drive of my MacBook.
- Booted back in on my MacBook
Only thing is that Max/MSP doesn’t want to start, even after reinstalling it, but hopefully someone figures out how to fix this in not too long.