|Apr 19, 2013, 08:59 PM||#1|
Can't boot normally, but Target Disk Mode works
MBP 5,3 won't boot -- can't find the drive to mount
But I can boot from the recovery partition on tr same disk and run disk utility and find no problems (permissions and verify disk).
And I can boot the laptop in Target Disk Mode and use it to boot my mountain lion install on another computer just fine.
|Apr 20, 2013, 09:11 AM||#2|
"And I can boot the laptop in Target Disk Mode and use it to boot my mountain lion install on another computer just fine.
1. Boot externally from your cloned backup.
2. Re-initialize internal drive
3. RE-CLONE the contents of your cloned backup _back to_ the internal
4. Check to see if internal is now restored and bootable.
5. If it is -- done.
(This is the benefit of having a cloned backup copy of the internal drive, for when you get a "can't boot" situation...)
|Apr 20, 2013, 09:24 AM||#3|
Did you repair the disk in Recovery mode?
|Apr 20, 2013, 05:37 PM||#4|
For kicks, I even cloned the drive onto a different partition on internal drive and used that instead, ran into the same problem.
Also tried using a blank from scratch user account, same problem cycle.
Then if I reboot, sometimes it *will* boot. Sometimes it remains unbootable until I put the computer back into Target Disk Mode and use a second machine to boot.
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