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335 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2012 10:48 AM by ds store RSS
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Dec 9, 2012 12:19 PM

Under MacOS X safe mode, how can i mount usb harddisk to backup system using time machine.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,235 points)
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    Dec 9, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to Random00)

    Might not be doable. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1564 for details. IIRC, TM won't run in safe mode, but I might be mistaken. BTW, why?

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,235 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to Random00)

    Thanks for clarifying.

    …when I logged into Safe Boot, its working fine.

    Since it works in safe mode, then there's a conflict with 3rd-party software. Step one is to log into a newly created admin user account and see if the problem persists.

    The reason why i want to mount USB drive, is so that i can use TIME machine to backup my system before i take it to repair.

    AFAIK, if that's possible do it, but I don't think that will matter at all, since TM will just backup the boot volume, whether or not components are loaded into RAM.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 10:48 AM (in response to Random00)

    Random00 wrote:

     

    If i log in more than a 1 min, it will freeze with marks of distorted color square appears on the screen. 

     

    However when I logged into Safe Boot, its working fine. 

     

    Could be a video card or driver software issue, find out here, should be fixed by #8 if it's a software issue in OS X only.

     

    Step by Step to fix your Mac

     

     

     

    Random00 wrote:

     

    The reason why i want to mount USB drive, is so that i can use TIME machine to backup my system before i take it to repair.

     

    Use another blank powered USB drive instead and use the drag and drop copy methods of "Emergency Quick Copy" here

     

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