accidentally removed /var/db, please help to recover

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by urello, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. urello macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    After removal of /var/db directory, the system is unbootable. However i can boot from RecoverHD partition. Is there a way to recover without reinstalling OS?

    There is verbose log:
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    It seems that problem is in BootCacheControl, I moved /System/Library/Extensions/BootCache.kext to other location, but it didn't help
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    #2
    Unless you have a backup of your installation somewhere, you'll have to reinstall Mac OS X.
     
  3. urello thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    I have separate TimeMachine volume. Can I recover from there without reinstalling apps?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Yes... just option key boot your machine and select the TM drive to boot from then restore.
     

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