Installing BSD subsystem ruined my 10.3.9...

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Daniel Fuchs, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Daniel Fuchs

    Daniel Fuchs Guest

    Installation of a software (Cubase) required BSD subsystem. I grabbed it
    off an old CD (10.1 or 10.2). At first, everything seemed to have
    installed ok, no restart was required, and Cubase installed just fine.
    But after a reboot, OSX will only show the screen background, the dock,
    but nothing else, no menu, nothing. I was able to start a browser (which
    didn't open fully), but even the system preferences won't load (there's
    a shortcut in the dock).

    I have 10.2.8 on another disk, but I don't know how to change the boot
    disk and I don't know whether I'd be able to remove the BSD subsystem
    from there. Is there anything I can do...? I'm not much a Mac
    specialist, adnmittedly....

    Daniel
     
    Daniel Fuchs, Sep 6, 2005
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  2. Daniel Fuchs

    Daniel Fuchs Guest

    PS: Same in Safe Boot...
     
    Daniel Fuchs, Sep 6, 2005
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  3. Daniel Fuchs

    Greg Pratt Guest

    In article <-goettingen.de>,
    Daniel Fuchs <-goettingen.de> wrote:
    >Installation of a software (Cubase) required BSD subsystem. I grabbed it
    >off an old CD (10.1 or 10.2). At first, everything seemed to have
    >installed ok, no restart was required, and Cubase installed just fine.
    >But after a reboot, OSX will only show the screen background, the dock,
    >but nothing else, no menu, nothing. I was able to start a browser (which
    >didn't open fully), but even the system preferences won't load (there's
    >a shortcut in the dock).
    >
    >I have 10.2.8 on another disk, but I don't know how to change the boot
    >disk and I don't know whether I'd be able to remove the BSD subsystem
    >from there. Is there anything I can do...? I'm not much a Mac
    >specialist, adnmittedly....


    If you installed a 10.1 or 10.2 BSD subsystem on top of a 10.3.x volume,
    you're screwed. I hope you have backups, because there's NO sane way to
    un-screw your system from the damage you've caused.

    BTW, you can change your startup disk by booting from your installation
    media. It might also be a good idea to run Disk Utility from the install
    media, too, and give your boot volume a quick pass. Barring that... you
    can hold down the "Option" key when you reboot your system, and the
    firmware should allow you to select exactly which volume you want to boot
    from.

    --
    Gregory Pratt
    East Rutherford, NJ, USA http://www.panix.com/~gp/
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    Greg Pratt, Sep 6, 2005
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  4. Daniel Fuchs

    Daniel Fuchs Guest

    Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
    >
    > > Installation of a software (Cubase) required BSD subsystem. I grabbed it
    > > off an old CD (10.1 or 10.2).

    >
    > Define "grab".


    Run CD, install...

    > The installer should have protected you from placing a an
    > older version of the BSD subsystem on a newer system.


    So I would have thought... No warning, nothing. Well, I guess I have to
    reinstall then...


    Daniel
     
    Daniel Fuchs, Sep 6, 2005
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  5. Daniel Fuchs

    Wes Groleau Guest

    Kevin Michael Vail wrote:
    > I think your only option at this point is to boot from the 10.3 CD and
    > do an "archive and install", which will preserve your existing data, and
    > making sure you install the BSD subsystem this time. Then run Software
    > Update until you're back up to 10.3.9.


    Voice of experience: If you are the type of guy
    who trashes your system once, you'll probably
    do it again. So, when you do software update,
    Don't click the install button. Pick from the
    menu, "Install and keep package."

    Write down the order things are installed,
    so you can save the download step next time.

    If possible, put all the packages on a CD.

    --
    Wes Groleau
    http://groleau.freeshell.org/teaching/
     
    Wes Groleau, Sep 7, 2005
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