Mac hangs at boot .. unmounted HDD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by calcalcal, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. calcalcal macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2008
    hey folks

    the other day i was mucking around on my macbook (10.5, 2 gigs of ram, 2.4)
    and i realised that in finder/pathfinder that my one and only harddrive's
    eject button was missing... i dont konw wat caused this as my mac has been
    continually been on for a few days.. (using sleep instead of shutdown)
    but after noticing this i tried to install a few dmgs : "no mountable file systems"

    so i tried to reboot and but it just hangs on the grey screen with the initial spinning wheel... im quite new to mac so i dont konw how to boot up with the
    disc and do stuff like that..

    but i did read on another thread to boot with ctrl S and then type in /sbin/fsck -fy
    it said the hdd was ok .. i just think i need to mount it again??????

    or is that just crazy talk ???

    any help would be much appreciated
  2. calcalcal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2008
    i forgot to mention that i did try the app "disk utility" when it was on (before i rebooted) and i did repair the permissions and the hdd was all good ...
    also i tried to remount it from that program but it was grayed out and i couldnt!

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