getting around file vault on "target disk" iBook- please advise!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by batricia, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. batricia macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2007
    Hi there. I crashed my iBook last week, too little memory remaining and I tried to offload photos to free up some memory and ended up overwhelming the hard drive and now it hangs at the gray apple screen. I have tried booting it up using my other mac, doing the 'target disk' thing, but I can't free anything up because I have file vault turned on in my laptop. Argh! I have googled as much as I can, but I am guessing that it's a tricky situation and my wording isn't technical enough to yield any real results. Can anyone here advise me? I thought I had heard of a way to use Terminal to shut the filevault off, but I don't know anything beyond how to find the terminal.

    Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for reading this!
  2. batricia thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2007
    Wow. I'm not sure if my non-technical description just reads like jibberish or if I'm really in that unique of a situation that no one has any advice. I guess I have a fancy paperweight now, darn! Back to my old imac, graphite and fresh from...oh, 1999? 2000? At least I know how not to kill that one.

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