My Mac Pro is Not Booting

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by addins, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. addins macrumors newbie

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    Nov 20, 2011
    #1
    2x2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Memory 6GB
    Running 10.5.8

    My mac pro has 4 Partitions 2 for Data, 2 Operating OSX in that one is osx 10.5.8, and the other one is OSX Lion 10.7

    Mainly i work with OSX 10.5.8 because all my Applications are installed in this including my parallel desktops with windows and much more, so i can not think of formatting it.

    Mac mac Pro osx 10.5.8 was working just fine until i accidentally deleted the HOSTS file in the folder \private\etc, from this time onwards my osx 10.5.8 is stays on gray screen with the circling logo. how can i put back my Hosts file or how can i fix this problem.

    No problem for me booting with the other partition with osx LION but i want my osx 10.5.8 till my Lion becomes standard with all my current Applications

    Please help me to fix this problem
    Thank You
     
  2. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Location:
    Québec
    #2
    Hello,

    Boot into OS X Lion, and copy this file into your 10.5.8's /private/etc/.

    Don't forget to remove the .txt in th filename.

    It's a basic hosts file that should do the trick.

    Loa
     

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  3. addins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    First of all Thank You Loa, trying to help me out.
    Actually i tried that option but the problem is when the system is not active, i think you cannot go in to that folder or may me i don't know to go in to that folder, can you please tell me how to go in to that folder using go to folder command option /private/etc when the system is not active.

    when the system is not active all these folders and files are hidden i think.

    Please find a way out

    thank you
     
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    Jul 17, 2010
    #4
    Why not boot into 10.7 and move the file from there? Go>Go to Folder>
    /etc

    Put Loa's text file in it.
    Reboot to 10.5.8.
    You can do this from shell too or target disk mode or USB stick...
     
  5. Sonhascome macrumors 6502

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    Maryland
    #5
    this should work for you
     

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