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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:01 am 
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Good news is I dried out my iMac & it's up running again.

Bad news is I can't get it to boot from the internal drive, just spinning radian forever, the fsck log stops with this...

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/dev/rdisk0s2: fsck_hfs run at Sun Jan 22 08:00:41 2017
** /dev/rdisk0s2 (NO WRITE)
** Root file system
Executing fsck_hfs (version diskdev_cmds-557.3.1~5).

Normally it would list all the drives after that.

Have run DW5, DG3, TTP8, Speedtools on it, all report good for files & permissions, even did a surface scan on it.

Seems I remember there was some hidden file on the drive to tell it to run or not run, can't remember the name of it.

Anybody think I could fool it by booting in SU mode, run fsk_hfs, then when it fails do a mac boot?

Of course I could just try it, but with my 14 KB/s internet it can take a couple of hours to load up my usual sites... here is no problem at that speed, but Apple... :snail: :bonk: :upset:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:18 pm 
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Maybe? For Linux, but might work:

https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-uni ... sing-fsck/

and scroll down to

Skip fsck by updating /etc/fstab file

http://superuser.com/questions/601108/p ... every-boot


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:29 pm 
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Thanks muchly, going to try the... shutdown -rf now :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:46 pm 
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Nope, didn't like the f at all & shutdown -r now did't stop it from running... couldn't get into /etc at all :(


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Oops, sorry about that. Maybe single user then? Will it startup,in sngle user?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:29 pm 
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Oh I used SU mode... maybe Terminal???


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:53 pm 
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BDAqua wrote:
Oh I used SU mode... maybe Terminal???

But if it won't fully boot, how would you get into Terminal? Assume you ran fsck in su mode. Did it finish okay?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:09 pm 
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Ha, I forgot to run fsck! :upset: :fishsmack:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Finally booting off the Internal.

Of course Instal ML or apply the combo update 10.8.5 wouldn't work due to the 2 reallocated blocks in SMART that I've had for years, because Apple likes quiet & doesn't like your Mac to last all that long anymore, & it melted down trying to run dnetc or Civ5. :upset:

Anyway, running CCC to copy the Root folders except Users from a 10.8.2, install, then using Pacifist to Apply the 10.8.5 combo, then Disk Utility to Repair it & update the Boot Caches… booted like there never was a problem.

PS. I must save up & donate to Pacifist. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:15 pm 
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Just for you BD, I bought a license.


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