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It turns out that I did I was being denied access, so I spoke to IT at school and got access. Thank you everyone for your help.


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hold the C key to boot from any media(s)


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I tried this before and got it working for about a week until I rebooted... You can't just symlink /home to /Users. In fact, you can't even remove /home. If you manage to remove /home, it will reappear after you reboot. If you move /home to /home.old, and symlink /home, it will remove the symlink /home. You can have this working for as long as your mac ...


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In the end DiskWarrior worked... it took several iterations of repair, but it managed to restore the node list enough for me to mount it and transfer off as much as was salvageable (which wasn't everything). Then I reinstalled through the usual OSX reinstallation. Thanks for the tips.


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If you've a Firewire port and access to another Mac (also with a Firewire port) you may be able to mount your disk on the other Mac using Target Disk Mode, depending on how seriously hosed your drive is. It may just be a case of corrupted system files preventing startup and it's entirely possible your drive will be accessible once it's mounted on another ...


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Try the disk repair from Disk Utility In the recovery partition, or install DVD. I read that the Linux hfs driver has not been updated for the latest OSX, so test a known working partition first. Assuming you did not enable drive encryption you can pull files off the img without mounting it with dd or smarter tools, alt list. simple txt dd example; dd ...


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To boot from an non-UEFI Linux Distro on a USB drive on a Intel based Mac you need to use a boot manager like rEFInd as it can chain load what's necessary to boot the non-UEFI Linux Distro. As an example, I have no problem booting from USB Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) 64-bit natively without a third-party boot manager. The Xiaopan is not UEFI. Compare the ...


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I looked at the second guide and the actual process is much simpler than the method suggested there. Do the following, it works. Go to Disk Utility, click on your USB drive on the left pane and click on the Info button at the top. Make a note of the Disk Identifier (Disk0, Disk1 etc.). Then, unmount any mounted partitions on your USB drive, but don't eject ...



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