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  • kewgreen Level 1 Level 1
    Unfortunately for me that didn't work. Any other ideas greatly appreciated
  • didi_vinyl Level 1 Level 1
    Thank you ʞəʇɹɐq!

    I knew the issue was somehow related to QuartzCore because Applejack reported repairing the symlinks and that it otherwise found no other problems.

    When I booted from backup I checked /System/Library/Frameworks/QuartzCore.framework/Versions/A/ and QuartzCore was gone.
    Following your advice I extracted it from the Safari 4 installer using Pacifist, replaced the missing file and voilà - reboot was successful!
    I chose to restart and run Applejack again instead of using the terminal commands just to make sure
    everything else was still functional.

    (I highly recommend installing this as it has rescued me on numerous occasions when everything else has failed.)
  • mdriftmeyer Level 1 Level 1
    That's one way of doing it or do the following:

    1: Boot off 10.4 Tiger DVD
    2: Run Terminal
    3: Launch a second Shell and then go back to the first shell
    4: $ cd /System/Library/Frameworks/QuartzCore.framework/Versions/A/
    5: $ ls -algt

    In my case the Safari 4 upgrade was broken and left no QuartzCore nor Resources folder with all localization project files.

    6: Create a Resources folder
    7: $ mkdir Resources (The make directory [mkdir] command is used. +We will copy Safari's contents of Resources folder into this Resources folder+

    In the Second Terminal:

    8: $ cd /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Safari.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/Quartz Core.framework/Versions/A/
    9: List the contents of the folder
    10: $ ls -alrgt
    11: Note the QuartzCore binary and the Resources folder

    Copy QuartzCore from here to your QuartzCore.framework represented in your first shell in the target->destination structure

    12: $ cp QuartzCore /System/Library/Frameworks/QuartzCore.framework/Versions/A/

    13: Copy your Resources folder with all it's localization proj files to the QuartzCore.framework/Versions/A/Resources folder (We use the wildcard * to make this happen and the recursive -r flag to recurse through all subfolders of Resources/

    14: $ cp -r Resources/* /System/Library/Frameworks/QuartzCore.framework/Versions/A/Resources

    15: Quit Terminal
    16: Quit Intaller and restart
    17: OS X Tiger 10.4.11 booted promptly
  • mdriftmeyer Level 1 Level 1
    NOTE: My top level /System is under my Volume /Volumes/OSX

    Make sure you know your actual top level under your Volume for OS X.
  • ʞəʇɹɐq Level 1 Level 1
    Make sure the contents of /System/Library/Frameworks/QuartzCore.framework contain proper links at top level.
    In my case the symlinks here were missing too, which caused problem to some apps.
    Now it reads:
    baf@mini:baf$ l /System/Library/Frameworks/QuartzCore.framework
    total 24
    drwxr-xr-x 6 root wheel 204 Jun 10 10:56 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 75 root wheel 2550 Feb 3 12:26 ../
    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 24 Mar 13 2008 Headers@ -> Versions/Current/Headers
    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 27 Jun 10 10:55 QuartzCore@ -> Versions/Current/QuartzCore
    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 26 Jun 10 10:56 Resources@ -> Versions/Current/Resources
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root wheel 136 Jun 9 11:12 Versions/
  • mdriftmeyer Level 1 Level 1
    Symlinks were there as they should be. They don't get blown away in an update. They just point to no resources until that hard resource exists. In other words, a silent fail.
  • ʞəʇɹɐq Level 1 Level 1
    In my case this symlinks were also missing after update. It is strange that each system was affected in a different way.
  • ggrider Level 1 Level 1
    FAO Kewgreen,
    I appeared to have had the identical symptoms/scenario to yourself running previous Safari Beta 4 on 10.4.11 (but on Macbook 2.1 late 2006).
    As the Quartzcore.framework was similarly missing from /System/Library/Frameworks I simply copied it from the PrivateFrameworks path after initially trying to simply re-install this item via Pacifist.

    So far that has resolved the LoginWindow hang and testing to date hasn't revealed any other probs....

  • digitaldocnz Level 1 Level 1
    Hi Guys,
    I have a Macbook Air that stalls on rebooting (Grey screen, Apple logo and spinning timer) after installing 14 updates including Safari 4 and the latest Quicktime. When I boot in verbose mode disk0S2 gets an I/O error. Booting in Single user mode and performing a /sbin/fsck -fy returns

    disk0s2: I/O error.
    Invalid sibling link

    Any ideas

    Thanks Tim
  • digitaldocnz Level 1 Level 1
    Hi Guys,
    After some more research I have attempted to repair the invalid sibling link using fsck_hfs -r /dev/disk0s2 which is apples tool to rebuild the Catalog BUT it displayeded the following messages

    ** Rebuilding Catalog B-tree.
    ** The volume Lauren could not be repaired.

    I then ran fsck_hfs -d /dev/disk0s2 to display further diagnostics and got the following:

    ** /dev/rdisk0s2
    Using cacheBlockSize=32K cacheTotalBlock=1024 cacheSize=32768K.
    ** Root file sytem
    Journal replay returned error = 22
    ** Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    ** Checking Extents Overflow file.
    ** Checking Catalog file.
    disk0s2: I/O error.
    Invalid sibling link
    ** Rebuilding Catalog B-tree.
    ** The volume Lauren could not be repaired.
    volume type is pure HFS+
    primary MDB is at block 0 0x00
    alternate MDB is at block 0 0x00
    primary VHB is at block 2 0x02
    alternate VHB is at block 155629662 0x946b85e
    sector size = 512 0x200
    VolumeObject flags = 0x07
    total sectors for volume = 155629664 0x946b860
    total sectors for embedded volume = 0 0x00

    Any ideas???? Help please

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
    Hi digitaldocnz;

    The reported error, " Invalid sibling link", Is a serious directory error which Disk Utility is not capable of repairing.

    TTBOMK there are two way to repair this problem and they are to either use DiskWarrior or to reformat. DiskWarrior costs $100. If you reformat, all data on the disk will be lost so backup first.

  • digitaldocnz Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks for that, I had come to that conclusion as well. But luckily I have managed to bring the laptop up for a mac system image on a USB and I am currently Migrating all of the user data, which seems to be working. Once I have it secured I will reformat the drive and try migrating it back again.

  • kewgreen Level 1 Level 1
    Many thanks ggrider. This did the trick.
  • mdriftmeyer Level 1 Level 1
    Buy a new drive and install a fresh copy of the system. Slave off the second drive as a non-boot drive and see if you can mount it.

    It's cheaper to buy a new drive ($100 for 1TB internal today SATA3 drive:

    5 year warranty.

    Buy an external case for your ailing drive:

    Supports up to 1.5TB drives for SATA3.

    Mount that second drive [original drive] and get your information off of that drive]

    If it's still under warranty, send it back to the manufacturer for a replacement drive.

    Now you can have 2 drives and one external case ready drive.
  • kirbf Level 1 Level 1
    Another user chiming in to say I have the same problem. I installed Safari 4.0.1 last night and when my computer went to reboot it wouldn't go past the gray screen. Next reboot gave me the flashing question mark folder and wouldn't boot in single user mode or verbose mode. I inserted my 10.5 disk and even after verify and repair on disks and permissions, everything looked fine however the computer still wouldn't start.

    I reinstalled OS X and then it still wouldn't start. I even wiped the computer clean, reinstalled and still nothing.

    Anyone faced anything similar?