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boot - reboot ?
Authored by: mervTormel on Jan 24, '02 11:39:23PM


were you able to see the OSX start to boot then shutdown/reboot?

the startup script runs /sbin/fsck to check the drives and if it finds a particularly corrupt disk, fsck returns an error code that tells the script to do a fast reboot without flushing disk buffers.

i've never seen this. i wonder if you could remember and try and describe your boot without the brightness consideration.

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boot - reboot ?
Authored by: mithras on Jan 26, '02 06:59:16AM

The point of my little story was that the boot wasn't actually failing at all - I just thought so, since the screen went black. It would show the happy mac, then the blue screen with spinning wheel, then turn off.

In single user mode, I could get to the prompt, run fsck (which reported clean), and then exit to start the multiuser boot. Just after it put up the windowserver, the screen would go black.

So the whole thing was caused by the different brightness settings between 9 and X. I don't think there was a "catastrophic fsck" like you said, thank goodness.

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