10.5 leopard archive and install error

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zcb, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. zcb macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2009
    so i skipped the "check disk" step because i had used the disk before. but there was a issue with the disk apparently. the archive and install stopped half way thru with a "error on disk" message. Now my OS is no longer bootable. Is there a resolution that isnt a all day ordeal? perhaps a command in single user mode? I could try to boot it in target disk mode and probably manually retrieve my data from another machine but thats obviously not ideal.. any information on the subject would be a great help. thank you

  2. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2009
    I don't think there is a quick way to fix this. I might be wrong, but I mean, you are half way through installing an OS when a crash happened. Nothing would be able to recover from that
  3. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2007
    I doubt there is an easy fix. You may as well do an archive and install and then just use your back to restore to where you were.

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