How can I get read/write/delete access to my Mac from Windows, Mac GPU is fried

Discussion in 'macOS' started by techmonkey, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    My GPU on my MBP is fried and the only way I can access my MBP is from Windows. I can see all of the folders on my MBP, but I cant open some of the ones in root. There is a file I want to delete to see if it helps my problem (probably wont) but its worth a try. Its located here

    /volumes/YOURHARDDISKNAME/private/var/vm

    The file is called sleepimage. I can see the file, but cannot delete it.

    Any ideas how I can get rights?
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

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    You can connect to your mbp using ssh and do anything you could normally do in a terminal. An excellent ssh program for windows is putty.exe. Grab it, then connect to your mbp and cd /volumes/Your...etc.../vm and you should be able to type rm sleepimage or mv sleepimage NOTsleepimage ( I never really delete stuff when I'm not sure it's the problem).
     
  3. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I downloaded Putty, but how do I ssh into my Mac? I tried typing in the IP address, but it comes up with "Connection Refused"
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    You're not going to be able to ssh in if you don't have already have remote access enabled. Your best bet is to find someone else with a mac and connect to yours in target disk mode.

    I'm not sure what you're trying to achieve by deleting sleepimage.
     
  5. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Crap, I don't think I have it enabled.

    I found this thread and wanted to try out the "fix" clemson47 posted towards the middle of the page.

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1478474
     

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