Cant unmount or reinstall

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  1. ethen macrumors regular

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    I upadeed my tiger to 10.4.5, and it really messed up, i cant empy trash, cant launch applications.

    So i decided to reinstall, and it failed clean install, i run disk utility to it does not work, it said "could not unmount the disk" (i'm running it from boot tiger cd)

    anyone have a clue on this one?

    Thanks
     
  2. ethen thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Not even Safe Mode? Okay, well try repairing the hard drive from the OSX disks then. It has roughly the same effect as fsck. :)
     
  4. ethen thread starter macrumors regular

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    i tried already, it said could not unmount disk :(
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, yeah, I just realised that. :eek:

    It sounds like a failed hard drive. Umm, if you have another Mac, then try using Target Disk Mode to back up your data. Sorry, but I think you'll be needing a new drive. :(
     
  6. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    What are you seeing when you start up the computer?


    Bless
     
  7. ethen thread starter macrumors regular

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    folder,i'm going to wipe up the disk with linux and see if ti works, thx guys
     
  8. ethen thread starter macrumors regular

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    use debian to remove partition and reinstall OSX, it works :p
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nice work. Just out of interest, is the SMART status verified in Disk Utility? :)
     

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