Besides the good advice so far, might try this...
"Try Disk Utility
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.
3. Click the First Aid tab.
4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."
Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.
(Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)
Mac OS X: Cannot print, use Classic, start file sharing, burn discs, or update software if /tmp missing...
To avoid these issues, you guessed it, you shouldn't delete the /tmp symbolic link from the Mac OS X volume.
If /tmp is missing, it's easy to make a new one by following these steps:
Mac OS X 10.3 or later
Recreate the missing /tmp link by using the Disk Utility application to repair permissions on your Mac OS X startup volume.
Does it boot to Single User Mode, CMD+s keys at bootup, if so try...
Repeat until it shows no errors fixed.
(Space between fsck AND -fy important).
Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck...
Hey BDAQUA.. Thank for replying.. But i checked that out.. I am having that Folder in my Mac's Private Folder..
Hey if i am not wrong you are mentioning about the folder :
In Finder -- > Go ----> go to folder --- > Type " /private" Then there is a folder with the name "Tmp"
I hope you are saying about it only.. Yeah this folder already exists in my Mac..
I searched some other posts too, there they used " Macintosh HD " Folder.. and there a tmp exists..
But i am not sure.. about which folder they are saying..
Could you please correct me if i am wrong.?
Thanks and Regards !!!!
Hey BDAqua, Now to get rid of this problem, i had finally decided to re-install or Format everything and get a new fresh system like i had bought.
So request you to kindly guide me.
I have the DVD of Mac OS X and MAC OS X applications.
Note : My Current version is 10.5.8, and DVD is of 10.5.6
Kindly guide me for the whole process.