Users of 2012 Mac Mini machines were recently in for a surprise when they tried to install the latest version of OS X. The OS X 10.8.2 update is not only unavailable to these users via App Store’s Software Update Service but even when they tried to install it manually, the system returned an error.
The apparent delay in the availability of the 10.8.2 update to Mac Mini users is because Mac Mini requires a special version of it. This is precisely why although Apple briefly made the update available for Mac Mini users, and eventually pulled it off the App Store.
Such users who have tried installing the update through the manual updater were prompted with the following error: “Error: OS X Update can’t be installed on this disk. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update.”
Most probably, the glitch is simply because of a problem with the updater or the App Store itself. Apple may be trying to fix it and at least is aware of the issue, given the fact that it has pulled off the update from the store. However, the company hasn’t provided any official explanation of the whole fiasco.
So the only course left to Mac Mini users is to wait and see when Apple decides to dish out a special version of OS X 10.8.2 update for their machines. Until then, there’s virtually nothing they can do to lay their hands on the update.