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1332 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2009 10:07 AM by The hatter
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2009 9:22 PM (in response to flashnut)Start up the computer with the Shift key held down; this runs a disk repair tool on the startup disk. There is no onscreen acknowledgement other than the 'safe mode' message.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2009 9:22 PM (in response to flashnut)Hi flashnut;
The system will not allow work on the drive it is running on. Hence the reason to boot from the install media. If you have another drive from which you can boot that might do.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2009 10:02 PM (in response to Niel)Holding the SHIFT key down while starting the computer worked! I checked the disk using disk utility and now it appears to have no issues. Thank you!G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2009 10:07 AM (in response to Allan Eckert)Booting into Single User Mode on startup gives you the ability to run diskutil in the form of fsck command.
Your DVD should not be used to repair permissions and is likely older so I always use fsck (there is also Applejack and Leopard Cache Cleaner both can run diskutil).
Better yet is to have a small emergency partition to run disk repairs.Mac Pro, Windows Vista, SP2 x64, SuSE 11.1 9800GTX ACD 23" Caviar Blk Sonnet Tempo E4P APC RS1500