iBook G4 Mac OS X 10.4.11 Startup Problem!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Killercane, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Killercane macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I have a big problem. My iBook G4 wont startup. I started in verbose mode and I get the following message. disk0s3: I/O error and then it tells me Couldn't find root user. Sleeping and trying again.
    A boot in Safe Mode didnt work.
    I booted from the System DVD and ran disk utility and it told me that the disk seems ok. I repaired both the disk and the permissions.

    The problem occurred after I installed iTunes, Safari and a Security Update and the computer froze when trying to restart.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thank You.
  2. CTJoyce macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Sounds like your mount point might be screwed up. I'm not sure that a disk repair would fix this. The easiest thing is to just backup your data, and start fresh.


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