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Old 04-17-2009, 02:41 AM
grc2nyc grc2nyc is offline
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Can u translate what -v is saying

I had an s10 running 10.5.6 retail DVD dellfi method. Today it's stuck on the grey apple screen. I've been searching google, and trouble shooting since 8am. Other than actually knowing what the problem is I covered all the advice I could find so far beside 1: getting the hd erased at a shop 2: buying an external DVD drive. I've tried to do a re install but the dellminiboot formatted USB drive I initially used come up disk error, and the initial mac os x formatted USB drive now comes no os found. So is anyone savy with the os on a command line level, I need to know what to fix and booting -v is Chinese to me. If ur in NYC or bergan, passiac county Nj or the surrounding area I would bring a bottle of belevedere and a cheeseburger to your front door for a fix!
For a detailed run thru on what happened, my last post was indepth. I didn't want to drag this one out too, just need to find someone who understands this.

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Old 04-18-2009, 12:30 AM
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@ my wits end. Resources are tapped, I've spent more $ on this than buying a MacBook. I can take my crx with and acura motor to any mechanic and they'll know how to fix it, a few have even congratulated me. Trying to get this lenovo s10 with mac os x problem solved is worse than pulling teeth.
I give up!!! So I've now the following pain the @$$ things for sale. Best offer:
White lenovo s10 2gb ram 320 hd, still with plastic screen on. Mint condition (except it being stuck on the apple screen)
4gb USB drive
16gb USB drive
Mac box set 10.5.6 with iLife 09 iWork 09
Neoprene case logic sleeve with front pocket and handle
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:35 AM
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bro why dont you post all your hardware specs motherboard and all and we will try to help you get this working just tell me your hardware and what versions of the distro you have or is it just the retail that you have?

oh and if you could would you post the messages you get through -v and i will try to help you work out whats wrong

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Old 04-18-2009, 03:29 AM
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thanks, I'm losing my head over this... I probably sound like a crazy person on this end, but after awhile and a few forums & a ton of replies that've had me running n circles... I'm tired out.
Lenovo s10 2gb ram 320gb hd. Used 2usb drives, the dellminiboot with dellefi, a retail copy from mac box set 10.5.6 I had iLife and iWork 09 installed on it. My install had a few bumps but worked very well, sleep, sound, wifi, track pad, 75sec or less boot time. Ok my last use I installed and used candybar to change the finder icon to the finder with pirate patch. Rebooted and everything was smooth. After spending the week get 200 gb of photos and iTunes organized I was happy to say I was complete, it was 1am and I wanted to do timemachine backup so I had a perfect starting point. I didn't want to wait the hour until it finished and it wouldve done hourly backups all night. I scheduled a shut down for 3am. Next morning it wouldn't pass the grey apple screen. Biggest prob is now, it is my only computer... With it shut down I've no access to the net other than my iPhone.
What I've tried:
- bought an external DVD drive, tried to boot to get to disk utility. It mustve skipped the USB DVD drive and went to boot from the mac os x hd- stuck on grey apple screen.
-tried to use the dellminiboot etc again for a reinstall, it said no OS found
-I took the hd out tried to boot from the external DVD. It said something about pxe and to check wires
- Booted with -v gave a 2page list. How would I post it all or is there a particular I'm looking for
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:08 AM
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Please take a photo with the iphone and post what you get from -v (verbose mode), the last that it displays is the info we need.

Also have you tried booting with -v -f or even -v -f -s?

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Old 04-18-2009, 03:21 PM
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Here are the pictures of booting with -v, -s
Http:/s660.photobucket.com/albums/uu321/Grc2nyc/?albumview=grid
As far as booted from the USB DVD drive, it doesn't seem to. After f12 I select it, before the timer ends I hit spacebar, it says to use ip & down arrows to select where I'd like to boot from but only offers my hard drive. The first install I couldve hit escape to choose 81,82. Also tried booted 9f, -x, -f, /sbin/fsck/ -fy

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Old 04-18-2009, 04:59 PM
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what kind of output are you getting from a safe-mode boot (-x)? I didn't see any pictures depicting that so I'm curious... I see you have a lot of failed matching in your system (notably the graphics/display area)... but this shouldn't mess up your system with a safe-mode boot as it would bypass some of the hardware. I'll keep looking at the pics but I need to see the finished output for each of the different boot methods.

EDIT: also, when you take the pictures, can you attempt a landscape mode so I can see the whole line (or include multiple pictures so the whole line can be read. Thnx.


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Old 04-18-2009, 05:28 PM
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I'm at microcenter using a mac to do dellmini boot. I've put it on USB tried to boot from it... I only get a blinking - top left corner. May it be a prob that I can't redo syslinx. I'm now going to add booting -x pics. Btw at the end it just stays at whatever screen I'm on, no options to type
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:30 PM
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-x gets me to grey apple. I'll try -x -v
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:10 PM
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Note: everything was perfect untill I used candybar, timemachine then scheduled a shut down for 1/2hr after timemachine wouldve finished. Other than I haven't a clue what I couldve done to get it this way. I've also tried a re install from the beginning, booting from my USB with dellminiboot only gives blinking dash, no option to escape and boot from hd or USB with mac DVD image.
I'm also willing to travel a 20 mile radius of zip code 07011 if anyone can check it in person. $50 is what I have left between a s10 running mac os x and having bought the white mb. If $50 more is what it takes I'll spend it...I've put a lot of pics, Feel free to email [email protected] for anything else



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