|Apr 16, 2007, 11:05 AM||#1|
Can't Boot from OSX Install DVD
I need to repair my HD, and I'm trying to boot from my Mac OSX Tiger Install DVD, but I run into the same problem every time.
I hold down "c" at the start, and I wait until the spinning gear comes up, but as soon as the computer has been booted up, I see that it hasn't actually booted from the DVD, but rather from the Internal HD as usual.
To try a different method, I went into the Startup Preferences to manually choose to boot from the DVD, but I found that it didn't show up, as if the system didn't even recognize that it was a plausible startup method. The system recognized that it was in the drive and that it was the install DVD, but it didn't show up in the Startup Preferences.
I restarted again as usual, but held down the option key so that I could select from a list of possible startup volumes. Once again, the DVD didn't show up on the list, only my Internal HD.
Anyone have any idea of how I can do this? Or is there another way I can repair my Internal HD?
|Apr 16, 2007, 11:11 AM||#2|
I would try booting the problem computer in Transfer mode provided you have another Mac with a FW port.
Should be able to repair permissions that way.
|Apr 16, 2007, 12:37 PM||#3|
Startup in Single User Mode
CMD+S before the chime, and hold it till a black screen with white text comes up
Then type in: fsck -fy
then reboot or exit to restart.
AMD Phenom 9600, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, ATI Radeon 4850, Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Gateway NV53 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit & Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 64-bit
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