|Jul 25, 2008, 03:49 AM||#1|
Stuck in Darwin/BSD Console Mode
When powering up my G3 (yes I know it is a dinosaur), the grey screen with the apple logo appears, everything appears normally during the boot, then after checking settings, internet, printers, etc...it goes into Darwin/BSD console mode prompting a user name a password.
After reading about similar problems on other forums, I booted in Single User mode, and ran fsck -fy. This is what appeared next on the next:
** Root file system
** Checking HFS Plus volume.
**Checking Extents Overflow file.
**Checking Catalog file.
disk0s6: I/O error.
Invalid key length
**Volume check failed.
Now I have no idea what to type in the prompt. I have read in other forums to boot from the installation disc, but I can not because I do not have one. Are there any alternatives to fixing this problem using fsck?
Thanks in advance,
|Jul 26, 2008, 08:55 PM||#2|
I can't give you anything else; I don't know enough about your situation. Try holding "v" on startup to see if there are any error messages you can report.
|Jul 29, 2008, 08:54 AM||#3|
Also when starting the computer while holding "V" it brings back to the Darwin/BSD screen with the following message:
IP Packet filtering initialized, divert enabled, rule-based forwarding enabled, default to accept, logging disabled
IPv6 packet filtering initialized, default to accept, logging disabled
IP Firewall loaded
Darwin/BSD (Joseph-Wensells-Computer.local) (console)
login: Joseph Wensell
Last login: Fri July 25 10:47:02 on console
Welcome to Darwin!
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