System won't boot after iCloud install.

Nikos

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So I just installed iCloud beta 2 on Lion, and now my MacBook Pro hangs on the boot screen. The wheel just spins forever. I can still get into recovery disk but never set up a time machine backup.


Has anyone experienced this? Any and all help would be much appreciated.
 

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So I just installed iCloud beta 2 on Lion, and now my MacBook Pro hangs on the boot screen. The wheel just spins forever. I can still get into recovery disk but never set up a time machine backup.


Has anyone experienced this? Any and all help would be much appreciated.
I'm pretty sure you should be on iCloud beta 4 by now, which is probably the problem... Assuming you're a developer and on Lion GM.
 

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So I just installed iCloud beta 2 on Lion, and now my MacBook Pro hangs on the boot screen. The wheel just spins forever. I can still get into recovery disk but never set up a time machine backup.


Has anyone experienced this? Any and all help would be much appreciated.
I have not experienced this, but if you can get into the recovery partition repair the disk with disk utility and see if that can fix any errors.
 

Nikos

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I'm pretty sure you should be on iCloud beta 4 by now, which is probably the problem... Assuming you're a developer and on Lion GM.
I didn't realize betas 3 and 4 were released. I still had the beta 2 install file on my disk and decided to install it today without checking for an update. :(

I have not experienced this, but if you can get into the recovery partition repair the disk with disk utility and see if that can fix any errors.
Going to try that now. I'm actually using Safari from the recovery partition. Thank you. :)
 
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Nikos

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Unfortunately repairing didn't solve the issue. I think my only option is to reinstall Lion. :(
 

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Unfortunately repairing didn't solve the issue. I think my only option is to reinstall Lion. :(
Try looking at the system log and see if anything obvious stands out. Always possible to re-install but you might see something in the log that will save your data if you need it.
 

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Try looking at the system log and see if anything obvious stands out. Always possible to re-install but you might see something in the log that will save your data if you need it.
I'm not sure how to access the log from the recovery partition. :eek:

I really can't afford to lose my data, but I'm pretty sure I can install Lion without overwriting anything, at least to get back in for now.


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Repairing disk permissions is actually doing something this time. Didn't do anything when I tried earlier. Fingers crossed!


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Ugh, no dice. Looks like I'm going to have to somehow back everything up and reinstall Lion.
 
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Ugh, no dice. Looks like I'm going to have to somehow back everything up and reinstall Lion.
You can boot from an external drive(if you have a bootable backup/clone), clone your Lion drive and re-install then import any needed data back.
 
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