HT1564: OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?Learn about OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 6:32 PM (in response to LOGGNZ)
How is it stuck in safe mode? How did you boot into Safe Mode?
See Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode for a command line method to force a normal boot.iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, Aperture 3.4.1
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
Recently had a similar problem. I started in safe mode and waited, and waited,... after 6 hours (hours!) I had to force a restart by holding the power button.
I expected it to take awhile but that long suggests something wrong. There were also no system logs for that time. After that I started in single user mode and ran applejack to do similar disk checks and that only ran for a few minutes.
I've booted from a USB MountainLion startup disk and used Disk Utilty to verify the disk. Everything is ok.