Apple pulls Mac OS X 10.2.8 Updater due to Power Mac G4 Ethernet issue

Apple has pulled the Mac OS X 10.2.8 Updater off their site today because some Power Mac G4 machine users found issues with their Ethernet networks. It has also been removed from the Software Update System Preferences pane.

“‘We have temporarily removed the Mac OS X v10.2.8 software update while we resolve an issue affecting Ethernet networking on a small number of Power Mac G4 desktop systems,’ the company said in a statement provided to CNET ‘We anticipate that the issue will be resolved soon,'” Ina Fried reports for CNET

Full article here.


  1. I had lost my airport connection as well but I solved it by re-newing DHCP leasing a couple of times and restarting ethernet en1 rom the terminal.

    What I dislike most if that I lost 50% of my battery life with 10.2.8

  2. Right now I’m running OSX ver. 10.2.3.

    “Why!?” you ask… to me it feels the fastest and smoothest. I had 10.2.6 before I partitioned my hard drive, and had some problems with the RAM filling up, and not emptying after applications were quit. This required a restart about every 1-2 hours, to keep the system from slowing down to a crawl.

    It seems every time a system update is released, it fixes or enhances some features, but introduces several new problems.

    So, I’m sticking with 10.2.3 (until Panther is released)

  3. installed 10.2.8 yesterday on three macs (imac800, powerbook g4/867, g3/350), system runs smoothly so far on all three, no probs.
    networking is also fine and some bugs in safari have been worked out. i am glad i obtained the combo upgrade, it’s on cd now. i’ll wait, though, before i install it on our quicksilver g4 ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    my feeling is: whatever there may be wrong with this update, it’s only minor. and 10.2.6 had its little irksome probs as well.

    have a good day


  4. It is installed and working fine on my iBook 900 with 640MB RAM. No issues with AirPort, Wired Ethernet, or battery life.

    What always makes me curious is how different people with the same machines can have different results with the update. I mean, we all click the “Install” button the same way in Software Update.


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