Stuck

Kewell35

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 31, 2017
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My macbook reaches 50% at the progress bar I start up and just sticks.

I tried safe mode. It still sticks and I can't reach safe mode when holding shift.
I tried command, alt, p and r. Nothing.
I tried repairing with disk utility. No errors. It still sticks.
I tried reinstalling. It still sticks.
I tried a clean reinstall but can't back up data because I get an error -61 when trying to save to external hard drive (I think it's a permissions error.)
The only thing that works is holding command and r to disk utility/online help.

I ran it in verbose mode and I get this

hfs : Removed 1 orphaned/unlinked files and 0 directories.
Warning : couldn't block sleep during cache update.
Warning : proceeding w/o DiskArb
dev/disk1 on / (hfs, local, journaled)
BootCacheControl : Unable to open var/db/BootCache.playlist : 2 No such file or directory
bash : etc/rc.server : No such file or directory
bash : etc/rc.installer_cleanup : No such file or directory
USBMSC Identified non unique 000000000820 0*5ac 0*8406 0*820, 3
Waiting for DSMOS...

and some more lines under it but those messages contained the only errors.
 
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Sanpete

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Is the external drive you're trying to copy to one you have copied to from you MBP before? I'm wondering if it's properly formatted.
 

Kewell35

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 31, 2017
5
1
Is the external drive you're trying to copy to one you have copied to from you MBP before? I'm wondering if it's properly formatted.
No. It's a brand new one. How can I properly format it? Can I do it in the interface using command and r (at startup)?
 

Kewell35

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 31, 2017
5
1
Yes you can, if you get to the install screen there is an option under utilities at the top
OK. Thanks. I got it. What volume format do I use though? if I want to backup my hard drive... Mac OS Extended (Journaled)?
 
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