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Leopard is affected as well!
Authored by: pdxguy on Apr 28, '08 07:54:33AM

Ran into the same problem under 10.5.1. Was able to boot in single-user mode and browsed the log files. Found that coreservicesd crashed right after booting, even before I got the login window. Followed the tip here about moving it, rebooted, and was good to go.

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OS X Server 10.5.7 is affected as well!
Authored by: zebrum on Jun 20, '09 06:14:07PM

Ran into this same problem on OS X Server 10.5.7. mdworker and coreservicesd were crashing repeatedly about 1 minute after boot and the UI became frozen. Luckily I could SSH in and move the Cache folder as said.

Also I could temporarily fix by disabling mdworker with:
sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

However that meant I couldn't use Spotlight. So yeh moving the Cache folder fixed it for me.



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