I thought I’d start another thread as the previous one about my G4 MDD PSU is getter quite long. I’d just like to thank everyone who contributed - it is much appreciated. The response was overwhelming. Thanks to all.
As you may have surmised I have been been booting from a SuperDuper backup of my G4 boot drive and had this selected as the Startup drive in Sys Prefs. Now I have to revert to booting from the laptop to re-install Quark and the updates (and jump through all the hoops) as using the G4 backup drive (and running that Quark) is giving a 7 day countdown. If I now select the iBook HD to boot, I get on startup a grey No Entry sign and it can’t boot. I have booted from DiskWarrior and it rebuilt some stuff, but that’s had no effect.
Has something corrupted the HD? Does anyone have any suggestions before I re-install Tiger?
Try booting from that disk with Apple-v held down until the screen turns black with white text. That verbose boot mode can tell you a lot about what’s going wrong. You will need to use a digital camera or pencil and paper to take screenshots of the error message, though.
Thanks Walter. I did actually get the de-bugging screen once, but I’m afraid I weakened and have done a re-install of Tiger.
I started to do a Permissions thing, but after 30 minutes, the progress bar was only 10% up, so I weakened.
I do have one other question though…a while ago here, someone was kind enough to mention a little app that removes all the hidden garbage on a hard drive that isn’t required. I seem to remember I ran it and it removed about 1.2Gb of useless stuff - that was on my G4 btw. I think after initial run it works in the background. You wouldn’t happen to know what it was called would you? As my iBook only has a 20Gb drive, space is at a premium.
Sometime around 7/9/08 (at 05:01 -0400) Kryten said:
Macaroni removed 1.233Gb of useless (to me) stuff. I think Apple
should bundle this with their OS.
It’ll never happen. Partly because “useless (to me)” is an incredibly
subjective thing, but mainly because the option is there in the OS
installer to customise what’s included. Doing this kind of thing
after the fact is definitely ‘less desirable’ from an OS management
perspective, as it has greater potential for screwing things up.
Me, I can’t read Chinese, Japanese, Korean or any other language than
English - although I am fluent in American. But I have found it
useful for people who do read that to be able to use my Mac from
time to time. Also, being able to work with a wide range of printers
without needing installer CDs has also been useful on a number of
These are not things that most Mac users would require, but this -
and the ever-decreasing cost of disk space - is why I leave almost
everything there when I install Mac OS X.