Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'Another option' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Another option
Authored by: spiralscratch on Feb 16, '07 01:18:44AM
Run the following from single-user mode:
/sbin/fsck_hfs -ypr /dev/partition
A single-partition Intel-based system is typically going to use /dev/disk0s2. It doesn't always work, but I've seen it get back partitions that absolutely would not boot or mount under another system due to problems that the regular fsck command could not fix.

[ Reply to This | # ]
Another option
Authored by: jazzmoose on Oct 23, '07 05:02:21PM

SpiralScratch - many thanks. I'm a noob on OS X and this was my first problem with my MacBook - your tip saved the day for me & after being able to archive some images with Disk Utility having fixed the disk with fsck_hfs & re-installing Tiger, I'm up and running again : )
The install option to preserve users & preferences worked like a dream.

[ Reply to This | # ]