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zubatac75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 16, 2013 2:20 AM

Hi after updating to 10.8.3 i'm stucked in the grey boot screen.

Booting in verbose mode shows me

disk0s2 : media is not present

 

in single user mode if i launch fsck -yf it shows me:

 

Failed to  issue COM RESET succesfully after 3 attempts. Failing..

disk0s2: no suck device

 

..

..

update/reload mount for / failed: Device not configured

 

The only way to make the system active is to boot with TARGET option and select the disk.then it boots properly..

 

any help how to fix that s°*T of update?

Thank you

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:37 AM (in response to zubatac75)

    Hold Command and R keys while your Mac is starting to start in Recovery HD. Then, open Disk Utility, select your OS X partition on the sidebar and verify the disk. Is it OK? If not, repair it.

     

    If it doesn't show any problem, the update damaged the operating system. Close Disk Utility and reinstall OS X. You won't lose anything you had stored before updating.

     

    Sometimes, problems like this happen after a OS X update, and we don't know exactly their reasons. Maybe a third-party extension, maybe a corrupted OS X package, maybe a hard disk failure. To prevent problems like yours, I recommend to install a maintenance update as OS X 10.8.3 downloading the Combo version from the Apple webpage. This version gives less problems than the version you download from the App Store and it can be used to update all your Macs downloading that update once

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:42 AM (in response to zubatac75)

    You have to start in OS X to install it. Have you tried to verify the disk using Disk Utility? If not, do it.

     

    Anyway, I hope that you have a backup, because you may have lost everything you had stored on the hard disk

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:50 AM (in response to zubatac75)

    If you have a backup, I recommend you to erase the hard drive and reinstall OS X. Definitely, it seems like a very serious problem, if the reinstallation without erasing the hard disk hasn't worked

  • thunderace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to zubatac75)

    I am sorry to hijack this post but I am having the same issue. I even reinstalled the OS and everything worked fine until updated to 10.8.3 again. Is there a solution for this or we should bypass this update?

     

    iMac 2009 27"

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to thunderace)

    I suppose that you erased the hard drive, right? If not, do it. If you did it, I would consider a problem with your Mac. Have you got any external drive connected to your iMac?

  • thunderace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 9:26 AM (in response to zubatac75)

    Full fresh install wiped out everything. I didn't even used my backup, just installed 10.8.3 update. I get a grey screen. Verbose mode output "still waiting for root device".

     

    I have no external drive connected.

  • Sophia Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to zubatac75)

    Hi there

     

    I'm having a crisis too and I think it's the same problem. I've just updated my Mac Pro from 10.8.2 to 10.8.3 and since then my 2 monitors stay black. I tried reseting the PRAM, nothing then put it into sleep mode and several times took it out of sleep...all of a sudden on the reboot I managed to get the screens to light up. How do I fix this? It's driving me nuts....

     

    Sophia

  • Sophia Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 11:01 AM (in response to Sophia)

    Just to add I tried rebooting from the original system disc and again it didn't work...

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,410 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to zubatac75)

    Your boot drive has failed and needs to be replaced.

  • Sophia Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 1:02 PM (in response to Linc Davis)

    But I tried rebooting from the CD..I could hear the drive starting up normally but the screens were black..do you think my video card may have failed?

  • tcl4m Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2013 1:17 PM (in response to zubatac75)

    Did you upgrade the system with a third party SSD?  You may need to upgrade the firmware on that SSD.

     

    I had this issue with an Intel X25-M I put into my system, and a firware update resolved the issue.

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