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Angel Llorente Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Dec 27, 2012 11:10 PM

I use a PowerPC G4 Mac; I have 1.5 GB SDRAM;  I run Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard; and I have partitioned my main hard drive between Mac OS X and MacOS 9.2.2.  Just lately, whenever I use MacOS 9.2.2 as a restart disk; my 9.2.2 screen has the following alert:

"This disk is unreadable by this Computer. Do you want to initialize the disk?"  The alert also has "Name: 'untitled,' and "Format: 'ProDOS OK"  The buttons set for choice are: "Eject," or "Initialize."  I choose the "Eject" button and everything afterward works just fine.

 

How can I get the 9.2.2 to launch normally?

 

Happy Holidays!!

Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to Angel Llorente)

    Whew, been a long time since I've seen that message, don't quite remember, but do you have any external drives, Flash Drives, camera cards, etc. attached?

     

    Might try this...

     

    "Try Disk Utility

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

     

    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.

     

    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,525 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 12:47 AM (in response to Angel Llorente)

    There are many messages that can be ignored.   So long as the final message at the bottom says 'Permissions repair complete (usually in green) then all is well.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 4:02 AM (in response to seventy one)

    Correct, that error can be ingnored.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 4:02 AM (in response to Angel Llorente)

    Does it happen if one or both of those external drives are disconnected?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 6:58 PM (in response to Angel Llorente)

    Disconnect the IOmega & try it.

     

    If it still does it... is there a Memory card in the all-in one device?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 4:16 PM (in response to Angel Llorente)

    Well, we need to either disconnect that for a test, or maybe pull the card if possible.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 3:34 PM (in response to Angel Llorente)

    Damaged or bad files, I'd uninstall z& try installing Printer driver again.

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