Filevault meets Kernel Panic

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fatkitty, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. fatkitty macrumors newbie

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    I had the unfortunate poor luck of a sudden corrupted hard drive, causing a Kernal Panic immediately as the log-in screen appeared. Disk Utility etc. failed me.

    I purchased a new HDD, installed the latest OS X again, and have recovered most of my files from the old HDD.

    The twist is that I was using Filevault on my original drive, meaning I cannot recover anything in my user home folder. It does not even appear unless you boot up from that same HDD (which I still cannot do, of course -- Kernal Panic reappears).

    Any ideas? Perhaps my next step is Disk Warrior on the old drive.
     
  2. fatkitty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any thouhts on this?

    Not quite sure where to go with this... has anyone tried moving a File Vault volume onto another drive to use as the access (start-up) drive?

    Or any other thoughts on how to get out of this mess and access my data?

    Thank you.
     
  3. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I believe file vault function is to stop file retrieval in cases like this (assuming you were some mysterious crook).

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    If you can get it back, it'll be relatively tough I'm thinking.


    EDIT: Bing, bang, boom. 1000th post.
     
  4. fatkitty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are probably right. But I do know the File Vault password, so one would think it should let me if I could somehow move this file into the home folder of my new HD.

    Or, I may have to somehow resolve the kernel panic. Any ideas on how to do that? I would imagine I need software that rebuilds my directory.
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Did you try reinstalling OS X on the old hard drive? Don't do a clean install, but an archive and install or a upgrade install might fix the system and get you up and running again.
     
  6. fatkitty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I did try reiinstalling the OS, using archive and re-install, but it failed. I wonder if fsck would help... I still think I may need 3rd party software to rebuild the directory.
     

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