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on startup get apple logo then error message.

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on startup get apple logo then error message.                                        &n bsp;                                                        /etc/master.passwd:not a directory (repeats) then-sh:/etc/profile not a directory   fail to configure link local address      error # XXXXX      g4mac 867mhz 10.3.9 resetting pram didn''t work
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Hi,

If you have your Mac OSX disk could you put it in the machine and restart your Mac holding down the Command+S keys to enter Single user mode.

Once you get to a prompt type /sbin/fsck -fy then hit enter.

If fsck finds an error it will report "FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED" if you get that message run the /sbin/fsck -fy command againtill you get the message "The volume (whatevername) appears to be OK"

Once complete type reboot and hit return to reboot you Mac back in to OS X as normal.

Let me know what happens.

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
didn't work
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Ok,

What hapened whenyou ran fsck?

Did you get an error or success message?

Let me know

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Claws224's Post: "file system was modified" did not show up
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
also get message   -sh-2.05b#
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Ok,

So you get the -sh-2.05b# message wen you ran fsck, Is that correct?

Let me check with another Mac expert as this is a Bash command.

Give me a few minutes.

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Claws224's Post: get that before i run fsck
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

ok,

So what happens when you try to run fsck?

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
get message "the volumn macintosch hd appears to be ok" rebooted and whole thing started again
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Ok,

I am going to transfer you to another Mac expert who should be able to help you.

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Claws224's Post: ok thanks
Expert:  Kovac replied 8 years ago.
Hello, you could try the following official Apple solution to your problem:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106908-en
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
never mind-- fixed problem myself by reinstalling osx
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
after the first person couldn't help me, I was told someone else would try. after hours of waiting, I tried to fix it again myself and succeeded, as I stated in my last reply.There will be no "accept" from me.