751 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 26, 2009 8:08 PM by Doc M
Provided the hardware in the cranky machine is ok, here's how things work:
1) Shut down both machines
2) Connect the machines using a Firewire cable
3) Boot up the good machine and log in.
4) Once the good machine is finished booting/logging in, start up the other Mac with the T key held down
5) This Mac's hard drive should show up on the good Mac as an external hard drive (probably with the Firewire symbol)
From here, you can try deleting files, but that may not work due to permissions issues. You can definitely check how much space is free on the drive and you may also use Disk Utility (Applications>Utilities) to repair the drive.
Disk Utility should only be used if the OS version are the same--ie: the working Mac is running 10.5 (Leopard) and the stuck one is also running Leopard. If the two machines are running different OS's, do not use Disk Utility.