HDD-SDD setup.. HDD failed with home folder on it

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  1. Muscle Master macrumors 6502a

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    So my hdd failed with some music.. my backups and my home folder. So my SDD won't into OSX !!! ughh!! so I used the install CD and verify,repaired, and did the permissions thing.. still no dice

    Can I fix this or I have to clean install
     
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    First thing to do is see if you can boot into safe mode. Also, what method did you use to put your home folder on the hard drive. There are a few different ways. Depending on how you did it, you may still be able to get into the root account.
     
  3. Muscle Master thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Trying the safe boot now

    And I did it tha normal way.. from the advance menu in accounts
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Yikes, sorry, I meant single user mode. Command-S at startup


    In that case Only your user account was tied to that drive. If you can get into single user mode, type:
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    sudo passwd root
    give it a password, and then the root account will be enabled. Boot up and log into root, make yourself a new account. Then log in to it.

    P.S. Root is not something you want to keep easily accessible. After you are finished you can open terminal and type:
    Code:
    dsenableroot -d
     
  5. Muscle Master thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how to make a new account though?
     
  6. Dalton63841, Dec 12, 2010
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    Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Nevermind it looks like this doesn't work anymore. If you still have the install disk follow the instructions here: Login as Root
     
  7. Muscle Master thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did that but after that I tried to exit terminal and it keeps saying "diskOs2: I/0 error

    what does that mean?
     
  8. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Boot back into the install disk, open Disk Utility, and run "Repair disk" on your Boot partition.
     
  9. Muscle Master thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can't get a break.. its saids.. "error: Could not unmount disk" now what?

    Should I use gparted and format?
     
  10. Muscle Master thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    anyone got any ideas?
     
  11. Saturdays, Dec 13, 2010
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    My instincts say to try Disk Warrior, I don't really know how much help it will provide you, but at this point its worth a shot.

    If you can get into Terminal (while booting from CD) try the command umount, that is to unmount disk

    Also try to fsck: /sbin/fsck_hfs -y /dev/rdisk1s0 (replace 1 with disk you are trying to fsck, if its a secondary disk then most likely it is 1, usually startup/OS disk is 0, and accompanying disks are 1,2,etc.., '0' is the partition number)
    ^ not entirely sure though if this can be run from bootcd or not, but if you can get into singl euser mode I know it does. It may do the trick, and you may want to try that before disk warrior.
     

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