General Mac OS X Discussion General Apple and Mac OS X Discussion

Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#1) Old
antar05 antar05 is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 130
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Default Restoring Bootloader from command line? or Time Machine backups? - 07-26-2009, 03:03 AM

Okay, so I made a Time Machine backup of my Mini 10v, f*ed up an Xcode install (as I suspected I would) and tried to restore the backup.

Backup restored fine, but it wouldn't boot.

Damn, I figured, it must not have restored the bootloader. S'okay, I'll use the Bootmaker CD to boot into the partition. No such luck--even in Safe Mode, I'd get stopped at a blank blue screen (gives whole new meaning to Blue Screen of Death). I managed to boot to the command line using the "-s" flag (single user mode?), but DellEFI 1.2a5 won't run from the command line, so I had no idea how to reinstall the bootloader.

Ended up wiping and reloading (the install was only about 24 hours old), so I have two questions:
  • Was there a way to reload the bootloader from the command line after all?
  • Is there a way to make a backup (that's incrementally updated using Time Machine) such that I don't even have to worry about my first question?


Inspiron 6000 "Scheherazade" Ubuntu 10.04
iMac G4 (17") "Snow Maiden" MacOS 10.5.8
Mini 10v "Bumblebee" MacOS 10.6.4 / NBI 20100616...
Reply With Quote

« USB Mic recommendations? | Free up HUGE amounts of disk space--Monolingual »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Copyright © 2008-2016