System won't boot after iCloud install.

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  1. Nikos macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  2. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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. :(

    Going to try that now. I'm actually using Safari from the recovery partition. Thank you. :)
     
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    Good luck. Like axu539 mentioned use the latest iCloud beta with the GM for best results.
     
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    Unfortunately repairing didn't solve the issue. I think my only option is to reinstall Lion. :(
     
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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.
     
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    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.
     
  9. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    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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