644 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2011 1:22 PM by Kappy
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 12:53 PM (in response to kl323)
A few days go I tried to boot into SL, but was unsuccessful. I noticed the boot up screen (Gray apple + spinner)... However, this time around, I also noticed a status/progress bar directly below the spinner.
After about ~20 seconds, the computer would automatically shut down without getting anywhere.
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I'd first boot into "safe mode" (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455) by holding down a "shift" key during the boot process. This will run the equivalent of a Disk Utility "disk repair" operation. If that doesn't help, then I'd boot from the system installation discs that came with your Mac. Early in the installation process you'll see a Utilities menu. Run Disk Utility from that and tell it to do a disk repair.MacBook 5,2 2.0 GHz, 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 12:55 PM (in response to kl323)Are you trying to reinstall by booting from your SL DVD? You cannot install SL otherwise.
You can reformat the OS X partition without disturbing the Boot Camp partition.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 1:13 PM (in response to William Boyd, Jr.)Thanks for the quick replies.
I already tried Disk Utility to repair any issues. However, I can't fix permissions or repair the disk. I'm getting an error about not being able to make changes to the disk.
I guess I'll go with the reformat of the Macintosh partition.
Can someone explain why I can't install SL on top of an old install using the DVD?
Thanks!iMac Late 2010/Macbook Early 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 1:22 PM (in response to Kappy)Select the startup volume's icon on your Desktop. Press COMMAND-I to open the Get Info window. At the bottom is the Sharing and Ownership section. Is there a checkbox at the bottom labeled, "Ignore permissions on this volume?" If so and if it is checked then click on the lock icon, authenticate with your admin password, then uncheck the box.
Also, report what privileges are shown:
Owner= ? with what privileges?
Group= ? with what privileges?
Everyone= ? with what privileges
They should be:
System with r/w privileges
Admin with r/w privileges
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