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Authored by: wallybear on Jul 03, '07 03:06:57PM
In one of the iMac i fixed installing the two 10.4.9 kext, I also had to clear the caches, or the USB drive couldn't be mounted.
An easy way to clear all the caches is AppleJack (http://applejack.sourceforge.net), that has an option to do that. Clear caches and user caches when prompted.
old kexts + cache deletions revived the drive.

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Totally stuck
Authored by: ParadisePete on Jul 04, '07 02:33:19PM

Hey, success! Thanks Wally.
For completeness, and anybody still stuck, here are the steps I took:

- Download the 10.4.9 combo update
- Download Pacifist
- Download and install Applejack
- Mount the combo update dmg
- right-click on the update package and select open in...Pacifist
- In Pacifist, navigate to >System>Library>Extensions
- Scroll down to IOUSBFamily.kext
- Right-click and Install to Default Location
- Agree to replace any files it asks about
- Repeat with IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext
- Restart the computer, holding down Command-S as it's starting
- You'll get a black screen with text. Type exactly: applejack AUTO restart
- If you want to, you can now skip the first two operations
- The third step cleans the caches. Don't skip that.
- You can quit at the next prompt, then restart

Let the computer restart normally. You should, with luck, again have access to your USB drives.



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