1547 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 21, 2008 10:40 AM by V.K.
TM backups are not bootable. you can restore your system from the backups but you need the install disks for that there is no way around that. try the following. reboot and hold option at the chime. this will boot you into the startup disk manager. do you see the os x drive as a possible boot disk. if so select it and try booting.
try booting in single user mode. reboot and hold command+s at the chime. this should boot you into single user mode. it will look like a black screen with some white text. wait for it to finish and then enter the following at the prompt
fsck -fy /
this is the command to repair the drive. let it work. if it reports any errors run it again till there are none. when finished enter
to reboot the computer. see if it boots normally now.
fsck -fy /
that brings up this:
/ is not a character device
** / (no write)
Cannot read: BLK 16
The following disk sectors could not be read: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31,
ioctl (gcinfo): Inappropriate ioctl for device
fsck: /: can't read disk label
When I type in: fsck -fy it goes:
** root file system
** checking journaled HSF Plus volume
** checking extents overflow file
** checking catalog file
** checking multi-linked files
** checking catalog hierarchy
** checking extended attributes file
** checking volume bitmap
** checking volume information
** the volume Macintosh HD appears to be ok
But still nothing. Anything else? I hope...