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10.5: Create an updated OS X install on a to-be-sold Mac
Authored by: las_vegas on Aug 07, '09 06:14:42PM
One should never, ever force power off a computer unless there is no other option. Forcing the power off (pressing the power button for 4 seconds) has a tendency to leave open files and can potentially damage the drive's directory structure. Quitting the Setup utility is all that's needed to shutdown the newly installed Mac OS X.

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10.5: Create an updated OS X install on a to-be-sold Mac
Authored by: frgough on Aug 10, '09 07:05:03AM

Not on journaled file systems.



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10.5: Create an updated OS X install on a to-be-sold Mac
Authored by: UberFu on Aug 10, '09 09:57:04AM

Yes. Even on Journaled File Systems. Nothing is 100% and the Journal can become corrupted.



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10.5: Create an updated OS X install on a to-be-sold Mac
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 13, '09 03:29:53PM
Especially on commodity journalled filesystems like HFS+. They haven't been exercised nearly so thoroughly as XFS, ZFS, ReiserFS, or ext4.

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