Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2013 1:02 PM (in response to ANCOTX)
It is the type of thing that anyone would say have backup, will happen.
And to shrink the partition ahead of time to the desired amount to see if you do have abiltiy and enough free ungramentd (consolidated) free space.
Booting from another volume to repair the drive FIRST ahead of time doesn't hurt.
Normally takes less than 5 minutes more like 2-3 minutes to create a partition.
Clean install and restore from TimeMachine is one way. Installs and updates tend to fragment free space all over the drive. Cloning and an erase and restore considates free space so it will work.
You would be lucky to have a bootable system, and to repair and do Safe Boot and try to get a clone or DU Restore Image made.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2013 2:27 PM (in response to The hatter)
how do I do a clone? my OS is messed up. I have my snow leopard disc, but as I mentioned earlier, it is not yeilding any results. If I were to somehow pull me drive and format it, how do i get OSX back on it without my computer accepting my recovery disc?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2013 12:43 PM (in response to Csound1)
I don't care if I have to erase everything. What I do care about is getting the computer going again. What is concerning me is that every time that I try to boot from the Snow Leopard CD, all I get is a grey apple.
To answer your question, there are two ways that I know to use the Snow Leopard CD. 1 - power on and hold down "Option" and then you select your boot device. 2 - insert Snow Leopard disc while the OS is running and select the "restore" (I think) option. But either way, all that happens is that a grey apple appears on the screen indefinately or I get a progress bar that doesn't go anywhere. I don't know if my particular MacBook is walking the green mile or what.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2013 12:46 PM (in response to ANCOTX)
Use the first method (option), then use Disk Utility to erase the drive and format it it for MacOS Extended Journaled.
Then install Snow Leopard.
If you can't boot like that a visit to an Apple Store will be next.