My OS drive is no longer "blessed"

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  1. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    The SSD on my MBP, that houses the OS, is no longer blessed, so I can't set it as the start up drive.
    Computer boots fine...takes a long time as I guess it seraches for a way to start up before using the non-blessed drive.

    I can't figure out a way to fix it, short of a re-image, which I don't want to do, because it's a pain, but will unless someone has some advice?
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    I am not sure what you mean by 'blessed' og 'not blessed', but I assume it is this:
    Go to System Preferences -> Start Disk -> Select your boot drive.
     
  3. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I can't do, because it's no longer blessed.
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    What MacOS versions on the MBP and the "non-blessed drive"?
    What year is the MBP?
     
  5. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    I thought you meant it just booted slowly, because you said it booted fine?

    Hold down the Alt-button upon start, and see if you can see the drive. Otherwise it is likely dead.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    I seem to have this in my utilities folder.
    It looks to be an AppleScript that can bless a volume?
    Not sure if it will work in your case, or not -- no promises.
     

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  7. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Paste the following command into a Terminal window:
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    bless --info
    Press the RETURN key.

    Copy and paste (drag-select the text in the Terminal window) the output and post it here.
     
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  9. chabig macrumors 603

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    So the drive is greyed out, or a message tells you that the drive is not blessed?
     
  10. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the hints.. I'll give em a try later and report back.
    (the Drive used to be blessed and fine..it just one day...stopped being so).
     
  11. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Never got back to this... seemed to be aproblem with the "blessing" tool, rather than the drive.. I erased the whole drive and did a fresh (and upgraded) os install.
     

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