Installed 10.4.8, now I have problems... HELP!

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  1. jsalicru macrumors regular

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    I had the updater run. It downloaded and ran the 10.4.8 update. My computer restarts and quickly gives me a "You need to restart your computer..." message right when OSX is starting to load.

    What procedure should I follow in order to fix this?
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    fsck it

    -Restart your computer in Single User Mode (Command+S)
    -type fsck -fy
    -If it says something was modified, type fsck -fy again
    -To reboot, type reboot
     
  3. jsalicru thread starter macrumors regular

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    lovely, it didn't work. It gave me an error message.
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    what was the error message? The "You need to restart you computer..." message?

    What type of computer do you have? My cousins G4 iBook kept on showing restart messages, and it turned out to be a dead logic board
     
  5. jsalicru thread starter macrumors regular

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    Illegal Name... it says it can't be repaired. iMac 20" Core Duo 2.0
     
  6. jsalicru thread starter macrumors regular

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    ** /dev/rdisk0s2
    ** Root file system
    ** Checking HFS Plus volume
    ** Checking Extents Overflow file.
    ** Checking Catalog file.
    Illegal name
    ** Checking multi-linked files.
    ** Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    ** Checking Extended Attributes file.
    ** Checking volume bitmap.
    ** Checking volume information.
    ** Repairing volume.
    ** The volume OS X Disc could not be repaired.
     
  7. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    I've had the illegal name thing. It was from Adobe CS 2. Delete the Legal folders out of your Adobe programs. See if that helps. You might also try something like Tech Tool or Disk Warrior if fsck doesn't help.
     
  8. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Welp, I have no keyboard and mouse apparently. Won't register keystrokes and/or mouse movements. I can't even type in my damn password. :mad:
     
  9. jsalicru thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im working on it... except, how do I access that without being able to boot into the system?
     
  10. jsalicru thread starter macrumors regular

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    My problem gets worse... I can't even install over the existing installation.
     
  11. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Do you have an external hard drive? You should be able to move everything to an external and reinstall via the Install Disk.
     
  12. jsalicru thread starter macrumors regular

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    You mean by creating an image?
     
  13. jsalicru thread starter macrumors regular

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    I love this. I can't access the files, I can't create an image and I can't reinstall OS X over it.
     
  14. jsalicru thread starter macrumors regular

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    Computer is back up.

    Ended up installing OS X on a firewire drive, accessed my hard drive, deleted the CS2 crap, Disk Repaired, THEN I COULD FINALLY install OS X :)
     
  15. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Having only used Adobe Acrobat and reading this about CS2 it seems that even though folks love Adobe it really seems to mess some people's junk up.
     

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