I have been running 10.5.8 for quite a while now on my Dell Mini 9. All has been well and I haven't applied any updates for a few weeks now. This morning I shutdown the machine as normal. However when I started it up this evening, the boot time went from approx 35 seconds to over 5 minutes!
The grey spinning wheel was present for about 50 seconds and then the blue screen displayed for another 4 minutes. Eventually the machine booted and I got the desktop loaded. Once loaded everything is fine, no speed issues and everything works as normal.
I tried the following without luck and rebooting after each step.
- Repair disk permissions
- Reinstall NBI 8.3 RC3 (install chameleon bootloader, Dell Mini 9 extras and regenerate DSDT.aml file)
- Reinstall Mac OS 10.5.8 combo updater
- Reinstall NBI 8.3 RC3 after 10.5.8 updater (settings as above)
I haven't changed the BIOS (A05) settings, USB Legacy is disabled. I opened the access panel and reseated the memory and RunCore 64Gb SSD
but it made no difference.
For the time being I just sleep the machine but it would be good if I could just shutdown and restart as before.
UPDATE: Oh dear. Sleep hangs the machine now. This was never a problem before. I'm presuming my install is screwed somehow. Unfortunately I'm not in a position to restore from my last Time Machine backup for a few weeks so I either have to leave the laptop on all the time or wait the 5 mins+ boot time.