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Discussion in 'macOS' started by thecrackerjack, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. thecrackerjack macrumors member

    May 3, 2008
    Well, I've managed to screw up my Mac.

    I was trying to install an lzma program but when I went to place it in the 'bin' it replaced 'bin' ... or was it bash. I'm not sure and I don't know how to fix it.

    I do know how to use the terminal and use the boot CD so I'm hoping someone can tell me what files to copy back and to where. I tried to copy 'bin' back from the CD and now I can't see my Mac OS HDD, it boots, its just not showing in the GUI.

    I'm almost set to re-install mac os.... will I loose all my pictures and music if I do re-install Mac OS x?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    You can do an archive and install so you won't lose your stuff. You have no sort of backup? Time machine?

    I can't think of any other option really, unless you ask somebody nicely to make a copy of their bin folder and email it to you :rolleyes:

    (i.e. PM me)
  3. thecrackerjack thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2008
    Well, I ended up going with a TimeMachine restore.... WAY TO FREAKING LONG!!!!

    It took the 2.8ghz iMac 4hours to restore the 113gb backup from a SATA HDD in a USB enclosure.

    Everything works but my most recent documents arn't on the desktop only those from the last backup on the 1st.

    Oh well, guess I'll have to learn to play with the terminal environment when I'm not so tired next time.

    Thanks for the reply above.

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