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Ejecting stubborn Mac OSX disks

I’ve been using a Mac for several years, and I’ve had in intermittent problem: about once or twice a year, a CD-ROM will get “stuck” in the drive. In the past, I’ve only been able to eject the CD by … Continue reading

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Difficulty upgrading to Leopard 10.5.1

I upgraded my PowerBook G4 to OS X “Leopard” yesterday. (Thanks, Kasandra!) Looks pretty cool, but one of the first things it tried to do was auto-update to 10.5.1. The system would present a “You must restart to apply this … Continue reading

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My laptop is back!

Woo hoo! SantaDHL came by yesterday and I got my PowerBook G4 back from Apple! In fact, I’m posting from it right now. I’m a bit busy preparing for Christmas to spend much time on recovering all my files, settings, … Continue reading

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The continuing PowerBook saga

My laptop has been dead for nearly 3 months! Why does every step of this process seem to trip me up?

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DiskWarrior wasn’t able to help me

After nearly 7 weeks, I’m giving up hope that DiskWarrior can recover my drive’s data.

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DiskWarrior finally completed “step 5″

Sometime Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, DiskWarrior finally completed “Step 5: Locating directory data…” which gives an elapsed time of 200-216 hours or almost 9 days! It’s currently working on “Step 6: Overlapped files detected: 146″ which translates to quite a bit … Continue reading

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Still rebuilding my laptop disk

In an earlier post/comment I started running DiskWarrior in an attempt to recover my laptop’s failed harddrive. Still running after 47 hours, but no sign of progress (or failure) yet…

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Boot options for PowerBook G4

A list of boot options for my PowerBook G4 laptop.

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PowerBook boot problem revisited

Second attempt at recovering boot drive contents with DiskWarrior

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PowerBook boot failure

My PowerBook won’t boot. How to boot single-user for diagnostics. Attempting repair with DiskWarrior.

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