|Jun 1, 2013, 01:12 AM||#1|
I am new to the forum so appreciate your help.
I seem to have (ignorantly) changed the permissions for my Macintosh HD. When I did this, the computer froze (spinning ball) while I was running a text app so eventually I shut it down. On attempting to reboot, I have since not been able to access the Admin screen and the start-up freezes on the Apple Icon on grey background (mouse pointer is maneuverable).
I seem to have tried every option: Running Disk Utility in OSX recovery mode: verifying and repairing disk and permissions for Macintosh HD to no avail. I have tried Safe Boot (Power + Command + Shift) and that ran half way then failed: back to icon and grey background. Finally I have tried running Single User mode and running file system check with: fsck -fy command. Result:
**blah blah blah
** The volume Macintosh HD appears to be OK.
*****The volume was modified*****
I ran fsck -fy again and the "The volume was modified" disapeared so I Rebooted but same problem persists. Start-up freezes on the Apple Icon.
Please help! I have not backup my files yet so I am weary to re-install Mountain Lion. also I am currently away from home with terrible internet connection and in urgent need of my laptop for work purposes.
I am using a Macbook Pro retina running OSX Mountain Lion v.10.8 (latest).
Appreciate in advance all help and any advice.
|Jun 1, 2013, 01:16 AM||#2|
I answered your question here:
Edit: I Edited a bit in that post.
Now, I have to go so if that did not do the job do the following, but first:
*WARNING*WARNING* This will set all Folder and File permissions to Read/Write for everybody, get your Data of to an external, reinstall the OS and import your Data again.
The procedure is:
Boot in Single User Mode, then type
mount -uw /
chmod -R ugo+rwx /
It will take a time to set all permissions, wait it out until the cursor returns.
Last edited by justperry; Jun 1, 2013 at 01:38 AM.
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