Fsck you, stupid G5!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kingsly, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #1
    I need to fsck a computer from Terminal. I'm booted off of a firewire disk and want terminal to target the internal (sick) Mac HD.

    I'm afraid /sbin/fsck -fy will fsck up the FW drive... and I don't want that for obvious reasons. :cool:
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #2
    Why don't you boot in single user mode (s on start up) and run fsck that way
     
  3. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    #4
    Why not run Disk Utility if you're booted from the ext. FW HD anyway?

    BTW.. IIRC you can "remove" the OF passwd by altering some hardware like RAM orso.
    You could try to remove (or add) RAM, and boot in Single User Mode then.
     

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