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Persistent problems with Lion boot

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gallysoft Calculating status...
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Jul 26, 2011 9:36 AM

Hi all.

I have buyed and installed Lion from Snow Leopard on a 1 year old MacBook Pro 15".

Now I can boot correctly 1 time, and when I power off or restart the PC it hangs on the Apple logo with the loading simbol.

If i boot verbose, it locks here:

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If i boot in single user and i do a fsck and reboot it start, but it say me that it delete some orphaned files or directory.

I have also reinstalled Lion with the CMD+R console reinitializing the partition, but after a reboot the problem is the same.

The HDD is a WD Caviar Black 750 Gb, and it hasn't problems.

Booting with windows 7 there isn't problems...

 

Some ideas?

 

Thank you!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • prontosystems Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Jul 26, 2011 9:46 AM (in response to gallysoft)

    Have you already performed a safe boot? What does the last lines of your verbose screen telling us, I can't read it.

     

    bye Tom

  • prontosystems Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Jul 26, 2011 10:06 AM (in response to gallysoft)

    How long do you wait until you kill this screen and what do you do to stop this? Anyway, this screen looks like that the system is running a file system check and maybe this is not finished. You should wait a while when you see this message. A file system check on a 750GB hard disk takes a while, this can go up to more than a hour. I never interrupted a file system check, because this could end in a corrupt file system, so I don't know how the system react but I can imagine that on next boot time the system repeat the check until it's finished. Be patient, maybe this is everything you have to do. I will hope so... ;-)

     

    Bye Tom

  • Bill Capehart Calculating status...
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    Jul 26, 2011 3:43 PM (in response to gallysoft)

    This is identical to what I get every time I boot (confirmed when I do a comand -v and it's also in the log).   The process takes 15 minutes or so (I can see why Gallysoft gets impatient!  It's clobbering my start time every morning at work when I come in and fire up my MBP.)  I have to wonder how many new users have this problem lurking behind their slow-boot time complaints?

  • AMMOCAN Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Jul 26, 2011 3:43 PM (in response to gallysoft)

    Did you happen to install lion with a BootCamp partition?

  • AMMOCAN Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Jul 26, 2011 11:27 PM (in response to gallysoft)

    Yes, I would try wiping your drive and only creating one partition, then install and update to v10.6.8. Then upgrade to Lion. After upgrading to Lion I would then partition your drive for what you need for bootcamp. Also, be aware that having TimeMachine on will enable MobileBackup, which will fill up space on your internal hard drive, which can be seen under the storage report in About This Mac under backups. So, I would for all intended purposes not turn TimeMachine on until you are finished with your install and partition.

  • AMMOCAN Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Jul 26, 2011 11:39 PM (in response to gallysoft)

    No problem at all. Please let us know how it works out.

  • Bill Capehart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 27, 2011 2:20 AM (in response to AMMOCAN)

    (Same problem, not as long as an hour though, but I have no bootcamp partition, just a Parallels session of Windows and the new hidden recovery partition.  At this point I'm ready to expore hacking the startup scripts to disable the fsck -fy command. :-/  )

  • AMMOCAN Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Jul 27, 2011 10:53 AM (in response to gallysoft)

    @ Bill, Try this:

     

    In Parallels, select display VM's, then right click on BootCamp VM, and select properties, then display the drive, and select the correct physical drive where the BootCamp resides.

     

    @ gallysoft: Did you reinstall and update SL before upgrading to Lion? Did you use the new BootCamp Assistant v4.0 that comes with Lion?

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