SOME MAC genius, please help

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by blueflame, Jan 4, 2004.

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    blueflame

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    #1
    alright, here is the deal. in another thread there is something that says speed up your boot time in 10.3

    it requires that i put this into terminal

    sudo ln -s /System/Library/Extensions/BootCache.kext/Contents/Resources/BootCacheControl /usr/sbin/BootCacheControl



    well, i did it
    and now when i restart my computer i dont have that pretty grey apple instead i have like old dos booting. PLUS, i have to type logout in order to continue booting, becuase it stops until i type that

    my question is, how do i undo this?
    I really appreciate any help, thank you
    Andreas
     
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    edesignuk

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    #2
    this might* fix it:
    Code:
    sudo nvram boot-args=""
    *not a guarantee

    oh, and btw, it's Mac not MAC ;) :eek: :D
     
  3. 7on
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    7on

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    #3
    All that does is create a folder called BootCacheControl in the /usr/sbin folder

    did you type it right?

    type in

    But that's assuming you typed in the previous command right.
     
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    mactastic

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    #4
    Oooo sudo rm commands... this could get interesting. Type carefullly, don't mess that one up!
     
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    blueflame

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    :-(

    neither of those are working, dammit, i hate having to type logout everytime I restart, i hate the command line look. I miss my pretty apple look
    ANdreas
     
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    edesignuk

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  7. Wes
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    Wes

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    #7
    Try this: ls /usr/sbin/

    (at this dos'ish prompt) and tell us if there is anything close to BootCacheControl, maybe you missed a letter while copying it over.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    #8
    Look on p2p for the same instructions. That comes wih instructions on how to undo it. Uhh, screw it. I'll do it for you.

    You should have typed this (then restart x2):

    sudo ln -s /System/Library/Extensions/BootCache.kext/Contents/Resources/BootCacheControl /usr/sbin/BootCacheControl

    If that doesn't work, try this (then restart x2):

    sudo cp /System/Library/Extensions/BootCache.kext/Contents/Resources/BootCacheControl /usr/sbin

    Please tell me/us how it turns out. If you really mess up your machine to the point of no boot, remember, you (should) have a bootable Panther disk. If you re-install the system software, (just the core) that'll fix it and put you back at sqaure one.
     
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    blueflame

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    thank you everyone, i got it fixed. whew, that was a scare for me.
    this is what makes apple so great, the community.
    thanks everyone
    Andreas
     

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