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Snow Leopard in safe mode will not connect to Time Capsule disk; Leopard OK

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Berthe Willumsen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Mar 16, 2010 1:08 AM
I am troubleshooting an inability to back up my new MacBookPro (10.6.2) to my new Time Capsule (TC). A borrowed MacBookPro (10.5.8) can back up to the TC.

Using the 10.6.2 Mac in safe mode, however, resulted in an inability to even connect to the Time Capsule: When I asked TM to back up to the disk I got: 'Connection failed - error connecting - check server name or IP address'. The TC shows up in left pane under 'shared' and clicking it opens a Finder window, but hitting 'connect as' gives same error. When in safe mode, Airport Utility can see and operate on the disk; Disk Utility does not see it. The TC is connected with a cable to the computer before the startup. (In normal startup, the 10.6.2 does all of this OK. But Time Machine crashes it).
I tried the 10.5.8 in safe mode, its Time machine had no problem connecting to the Time Capsule and initiating a backup.

Is this 'no connection to Time Capsule'-behavior expected of safe mode in Snow Leopard?
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)


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