Copying Files In Single User Mode

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by agentxavier, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. agentxavier macrumors newbie

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    My mac will not boot normally or in safe mode. I can boot to single user mode. I was trying to copy some files from the mac to a USB disk and it did not work. Now when i enter single user mode it spams USBF: 63.570 AppleUSBEHC2{0x3fc38001] found a transaction past the completion deadline on bus 0xfd, timing out! The number changes but keeps going any help would be appreciated. Im just trying to transfer my paper from my mac to the usb stick in single user mode.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I'd just boot from the restore disk and copy the file over in Terminal.
     
  3. agentxavier thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont have a restore disk so I am unable to get to mac other than in single user mode.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    If you can't get your Mac to boot except in single user mode, you're probably going to need the restore disk or retail Mac OS X disk to fix it anyway.

    Can you get at Terminal in single user mode, then?
     
  5. agentxavier thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can not access terminal.
     
  6. Hydramus macrumors member

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    The only other way I can think of getting your files out without an OSX disk is to plug this mac into another mac and use target disk mode. That's assuming you have access to another mac.
     

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