It just stays on the apple screen during boot after entering pw for account.
Its been over 5 min that it just stays in that screen. Anyone else seeing this after doing 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 1.0?
What we do and strongly recommend is using CCC to clone the system and keep the system on a small OS (and app only) boot drive.
A working 2nd boot drive, with the last good system
You can also make a sparse disk image of the system volume which should really not be bigger than say 300GB at the very extreme - most find it is more like 30 or 70GB range.