PDA

View Full Version : HELP!!!! what is sh-2.05a#


bokdol
Jul 16, 2003, 10:35 PM
ok this is very strange i posted this in the software section but could not get info on sh-2.05a#.

when i try to load up osx it stalls on the grey screen with the dark grey apple logo. the on the upper right hand of the screen sh-2.05a# pops up. looks like a dos prompt/ or unix shell? well any how i cant get osx to run but i can type commands after the sh-2.05a# is there a command that well make my osx run. this is the second machine to have this problem in one day. the other machine i just reinstalled osx. i did not yet want to do that on this machine because i wanted to save as much as possible. hoping there is a way around sh-2.05a#. can any one help. the other person sugested to remove nortons and use first aid i did.. nothing happened.
i am using 9 now. but hope i can go back to x

thank you all

mikeyredk
Jul 16, 2003, 11:11 PM
Try starting up in single user mode. Hold down command-s at startup and youll hopefully get dumped to a command line. Type "FSCK -y" then return. Do that until it no longer reports errors. Then type reboot.

bokdol
Jul 16, 2003, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by mikeyredk
Try starting up in single user mode. Hold down command-s at startup and youll hopefully get dumped to a command line. Type "FSCK -y" then return. Do that until it no longer reports errors. Then type reboot.

strated but found no errors and then
sh-2.05a# apeared in the command line again

funkywhat2
Jul 16, 2003, 11:58 PM
Take it to an Apple Store.

If it's happening during startup (not the OS, the Hardware) then it would be an Open Firmware/Hardware Config issue? If you can type stuff than it sounds like OF, but don't take it from me. I'm just a PC user.

Edit: Try typing "mac-boot" on the next line, when the text pops up.

Nermal
Jul 17, 2003, 12:33 AM
Sounds to me like one of your system files is missing. Try typing ls (lowercase LS) and see whether you get a list of files.