Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to pwoudenberg)
Bootup holding CMD+r, or the Option/alt key to boot from the Restore partition & use Disk Utility from there to Repair the Disk, then Repair Permissions.
Repairing a Mac Boot Disk with Disk Utility & OS X Lion
- Reboot the Mac and hold down Command+R to boot into Recovery
- Select “Recovery HD” at the boot menu
- At the Mac OS X Utilities screen, select “Disk Utility”
- Select the boot volume or partition from the left menu and click on the “Repair” tab
- Repair Disk is now possible, click on “Repair Disk” to repair the boot volume
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 7:07 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thank you, I did that process and got the message that Disk Utility can't repair this disk. Backup files.... reformat the disk and restore your files.
My external disk is network based, so I can't access through the network, and if I reformat, how do I install the new os again... these mac minis don't have a dvd drive anymore.
any other options? or am I just out of luck with this.
This is my first mac, and after 30 years of PC's this is also the first time I have ever had a system cause this kind of problem for me.. that includes the poor versions of windows even... I'm really not impressed with Mac hardware or OS at this point.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 3:24 AM (in response to pwoudenberg)
Hi. BDAqua was suggesting "Command + R" not "Option + R" as you had done in the first instance. If you had done that, try https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3592
That is a brilliant document that should help you through most situations. I'd suggest that your disk drive has become corrupted somehow - and will need a reformat and complete re-install.
Also - here is where Apple stand on their own...Your Mac is only a few months old. Call Support.