Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 8:27 PM (in response to bullitt5897)
Trying to Boot "C" from original install disk results in white screen...
Only the discs that shipped with THAT MODEL Mac will boot it again later -- they are model-specific.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 9:09 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
So would it be better to reboot in recovery mode... then reset passwords? I finally got it to recognize the disk but it would just freeze and hang and wouldnt start from disk. So you are right the disk wont work. I will have to sift through my software book shelf and find the right copy. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to bullitt5897)
10.7 is the earliest version of Mac OS X to install the Recovery_HD Volume. To use that, you would need to boot from an external drive or use FireWire Target disk Mode.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 10:18 AM (in response to bullitt5897)
So I fixed the problem. Turns out the MAC deleted all of my user accounts but the root files and folders were still there.
To fix the problem I found one of my MAC OEM Installation disks (macbook pro disk I found in my software shelf). I then Booted from the disk By holding C.
When the system came up to re install or recover from time machine. I clicked on Utilities password reset. Hoping my users were still there... they werent! So I reset the Admin (ROOT) password and restarted from the harddrive.
Once I logged in I went to system pref. and went to user accounts and remade the user name that I new my lost one was. Once there the system told me the account folder already existed and to merge into this account. I said yes. I logged out and logged back in.
The system asked if I wanted to update my keychain password... I took a couple of shots at it and then got lucky and got it right on the third try lol...
Now my system is back up and running!!!!