Help!!!! Os X Won't Boot!!!
Sorry for the excitement, but I'm panicing.
I restarted my Dual G5 2.7 this morning just to clear out an audio error. It then got to the Apple logo and spinning circle thing. And that's it. I left it for an hour or more.
Things I have tried:
booted to CD, ran disk utility to repair permissions and repair disk
ran Disk warrior, found lots of errors, rebuilt directory
removed everything connected (usb, firewire, ethernet, etc.)
reset the PMU button inside the computer (but I just pressed it once while machine was off, is there another way?)
removed extra RAM, left default RAM in
removed third party PCI card (extra firewire ports)
Haven't tried yet:
Firewire target disk mode, not sure if I have compatible boxes to do this
The hard drive chatters somewhat normally. It doesn't exhibit that repeated ca-chunk indicative of a dead hard drive. Plus Diskwarrior seemingly repaired it properly, so I don't think it's a dead drive.
"You are" = you're • "It is" = it's • It's really that simple