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1050 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2009 6:26 AM by kisuke3
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2009 7:04 AM (in response to gobalswg)Boot to the OS X CD and perform a repair Disk and permission. This should fix itMacbook Pro Late 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2009 11:25 AM (in response to gobalswg)I had this same problem. Tried repairing permissions (twice) and did NOT fix the problem. I have no choice but to reinstall OS. Can't afford problems like this and the delays they create. How much testing is done before the security updates are released?G4 Quicksilver, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2009 11:49 AM (in response to gobalswg)Then boot into Single User Mode and run fsck.
1. Power on the Mac and immediately press and hold both the command-s keys simultaneously until the Mac boots to the command line (Single user mode).
2. At the command line type the following:
then press return
fsck will eventually return with a message. If it ran with no problems then the message should look like this:
The volume (nameofvolume) appears to be OK
If fsck came back with errors then it may look similar to this:
*** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED ***
In the above case with errors you will want to run fsck just as you did the first time until it comes back with the ok message listed above.
Once fsck comes back with the ok message then try the following command:
diskutil repairPermissions /
Then press return
To continue booting into OSX type:
then press return.24" imac, 12" powerbook (10.4.11), Mac OS X (10.5.7), 12" Powerbook is the best MAC ever...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2009 7:40 PM (in response to iyacyas)I tried that and everything went well right up until the diskutil repairPermissions part. After I put that in and hit return not only does no other text appear, but typing in reboot and hitting return doesn't do anything either.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2009 8:28 PM (in response to gobalswg)Well if you can't get that to work then you are better of trying to get ahold of a disk. Command line can be tricky and especially since you are logged in as root.
You could try resetting the PRAM and SMC on the Macbook:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT141124" imac, 12" powerbook (10.4.11), Mac OS X (10.5.7), 12" Powerbook is the best MAC ever...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2009 10:18 PM (in response to gobalswg)I also had this same problem, fixed permissions and repaired disk. Nothing worked still getting floating apple with pinwheel underneath...This seems to be a rampant problem...is only option to re-install?Powerbook G4
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2009 4:37 AM (in response to onholiday)If you're able to Repair permissions and verify disk and the PRAM/SMC (Shot in the dark) does not fix it, then yes I would say it's time to Archive and Install.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT171024" imac, 12" powerbook (10.4.11), Mac OS X (10.5.7), 12" Powerbook is the best MAC ever...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2009 6:26 AM (in response to gobalswg)some update may alter permissions but not mess up the HD. FSCK is the equivalent of CHKDSK in windows. If you have exhausted everything and to no avail its still not working. Call Apple care and have them send you a disc. Just because you lost it does not mean you don't need to get one. The OS X install disc(grey one) are extremely helpful in all instances. It also has hardware test. So go get one. Once you do perform the following:
1. archive and install while preserving user and network settings. This will only take about 45mins since it will not delete your home folder but will only replace the system files
2. you can also try doing an AHT apple hardware test so you can isolate it to either software or hardwareMacbook Pro Late 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.6)