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Mac Pro :: Progress Bar During Grey Boot Screen?

I just restarted my MacPro2,1 (8 core 3 GHz, snow leopard) and well... I saw this bar that I haven't seen before

I was wondering what the hell this is because it also took longer to restart (the progress bar thingy)

I took a picture of it with my phone: Picture!

View 5 Replies (Posted: Mar 30, 2010)

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4) disable bonjour with "launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/"

You'll get an error message saying it could not unload, but this makes sense because your not doing it in the console with the os booted. So all is ok.

5) type "exit" to reboot and breath out when it passes the gray loading screen.

The above Solution 1 DID NOT WORK for me but it may have worked for others.Solution 2 listed at the link above was: Connect another mac to the Non-booting one via Firewire cable and turn on the Non-booting mac in Target mode (power up holding down 'T'). When the HD (that has bad permissions) shows up on the desktop of the spare mac, CTRL/Right Click on the messed up HD and click 'get info', scroll down to 'sharing and permissions', and changed the 'everyone' back to 'read only'. (you may have to unlock with a password to do this)THIS SECOND SOLUTION WORKED FOR ME... (After going out and buying a Firewire 800 cable for $40...)Hope above is useful if anyone has the same problem. Obviously, you shouldn't remove "Everyone" from your root drive & should either remove guests from sharing files or only set up sharing on sub-directories to prevent everyone from accessing your shared files.

Mac OS X (10.5.8)

Posted: Nov 5, 2009

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