Unix Help Needed to Fix HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kashchei, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Kashchei macrumors 65816

    Kashchei

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    In a separate thread, I wrote that my mini will not boot into single-user or safe mode. To date, I have stumped everyone. Here's my question: if I can't boot in single-user mode, is there anything I can do in terminal to diagnose and fix my disk?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Are you able to boot the Mac using the OS X install disc?
     
  3. Kashchei thread starter macrumors 65816

    Kashchei

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    Yes I am. What is the next step?
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You could try Disk Utility first and run a repair disk on it. There is also Terminal under the utilities menu, although I've never tried to run fsck from Terminal on the install disc.
     
  5. Kashchei thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have run Disk Utility and verified the disk (it passed). I also fixed permissions. I've even run Disk Warrior 4.2. Nothing has made a difference. It takes quite some time to boot up, but other than this my machine is working fine. I don't know if I am worrying about nothing or sitting on a timebomb that will lose all my work. That's why I'm wondering what can be done in Terminal.
     

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