2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2012 5:39 PM by Stephen Thomas2
LOGGNZ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My Macbook pro is stuck in safe mode. Any ideas to get a clean boot?

  • 1. Re: safe mode for OS 10.8.2
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,865 points)

    How is it stuck in safe mode? How did you boot into Safe Mode?

     

    See Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode for a command line method to force a normal boot.

  • 2. Re: safe mode for OS 10.8.2
    Stephen Thomas2 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Recently had a similar problem. I started in safe mode and waited, and waited,... after 6 hours (hours!) I had to force a restart by holding the power button.

     

    I expected it to take awhile but that long suggests something wrong. There were also no system logs for that time. After that I started in single user mode and ran applejack to do similar disk checks and that only ran for a few minutes.

     

    I've booted from a USB MountainLion startup disk and used Disk Utilty to verify the disk. Everything is ok.