10.5.1 will not boot

Discussion in 'macOS' started by aquajet, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    I have leopard installed on an external firewire hard drive with my MacBook Pro. After installing the 10.5.1 update, the system will no longer boot. It hangs on the grey apple screen with the spinning wheel forever. I've tried reinstalling leopard and updating again, same result. Thoughts?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Can it boot into Safe Mode (SHIFT at startup)? :)
     
  3. aquajet thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Try booting into Verbose mode (command v) at startup to give more details where it's hanging. Post here what happens or what it says...
     
  5. aquajet thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This is what it says when I boot in verbose mode

    Sorry for the fuzziness.
     

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  6. aquajet thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Several posters at the Apple Discussions forum are reporting the exact same issue, present with both USB and firewire drives. At least one person has reported success with transplanting their mechanism into a firewire 800 enclosure.

    So much for 10.5.1. Archive and Install back to 10.5.0 I guess.
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Could you link to that so that others can follow the discussion over there, if they have the same problem? Sorry that I'm not more geeky in being able to decipher the verbose mode log, but I thought others could.

    Are you just going to do an archive and install?
     
  8. aquajet thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Here you go. There were a couple other threads related to external hard drives, but this one seemed to be the most relevent.

    Yeah, I'll be doing an A and I. 10.5.0 seemed to work pretty well on my configuration.
     
  9. aquajet thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Update

    Managed to find a solution to this problem by deleting the following file:

    /Library/Preferences/DirectoryService/.DSIsRunning

    It now boots 10.5.1 with no issues.
     

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