2741 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 21, 2008 4:52 PM by Joseph Zientek
Some information about Safe monde:
[Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode|http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107393]
[What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode? (Mac OS X)|http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107392]
[Safe Boot takes longer than normal startup|http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107394]
Safe boot mode runs a directory check command similar to that used by Disk Utility's repair. In Tiger it ignores some stored information (caches) that is normally read that speeds up the boot process, and it moves some other caches to the trash. It also uses only System fonts and disables all startup items and any Login Items.
[MacFixit Forums Tutorial: Startup fails (particularly after a system or security update)|http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20060322080433175] provides some tips that relate to issues that may be circumvented by starting in Safe Mode.
I tried all of the steps outlined, and none worked... so I did an archive and install from my original disks. That worked well, until I tried to run the 10.4.11 update... then back to the same problem. I'm still lost as to how I can figure out what the incompatibility is, but there obviously is one. In safe boot and with 10.4 installed, the G5 works like a charm