Blank Blue Screen on Leopard install - Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by laclef, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. laclef macrumors newbie

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    I know this has been discussed on this forum but I ran into a problem executing the fix that I am hoping someone can shed some light on.

    I installed Leopard on my IBook (running Panther before). I now have the infamous "blank blue screen of death." I searched the forum and have tried the different fixes regarding deleting the applicationenhancer files but not luck. I have also read that I should simply reinstall Leopard using "archive and reinstall." The problem is that I don't have the 12 gb available anymore to archive and reinstall. I also can't access my hard drive to delete the files necessary to free up the space. Long story short, I tried accessing the drive with another mac but apparently have unrelated issues with my other computer that doesn't let me view my IBook as a target drive.

    Does anyone have suggestions on how I can access and delete files on my IBook so that I can archive and reinstall Leopard? Thanks in advance for all the help.
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Well you could boot off your install CD and navigate the directories and delete files withe Terminal. I think it is located in the Tools menu after you select your language.

    Some basic commands
    cd (change directory)
    ls (lists files)
    rm (deletes files - not just to the trash)

    Here is a little introduction to navigating directories and viewing their contents via Terminal
    http://macapper.com/2007/03/08/the-terminal-an-introduction/

    List of Terminal commands
    http://www.ss64.com/osx/

    When deleting files in a directory (folder) first navigate to the directory so that you do not have to enter it every time (terminal is case sensitive)
    cd /Volumes/HDname/Users/username/Documents/folder
    then delete the file
    rm various.doc

    if multiple files of a similar name like various01 various02 etc...
    rm various* (this way everything starting with various is deleted)

    to delete the whole directory go back one level
    cd /Volume/HDname/Users/username/Documents
    then
    rm folderdo not go to /Volumes/HDname then type
    sudo rm -rf (you will hose all files)
     
  3. laclef thread starter macrumors newbie

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