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comment repaired disk/permissions, now imac won't boot into login
Most advice I read concerning fsck suggests that it's a poor idea to run it on a mounted file system because the FS can change underneath it, and that it won't fix any errors in that case. Thus, my recommendation for running it in single-user mode. See hintsforums.macworld.com/archive/index.php/t-2666.html , for example; or Google 'fsck multi-user' for others.
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answered repaired disk/permissions, now imac won't boot into login
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answered Can anyone recommend an app for creating flowcharts and diagrams?
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answered Running a command line tool based on its extension
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answered Alternatives to command line unzip?
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comment Do Macs store a serial number on the disk?
I understood this option wasn't available to you; that's why I didn't offer this as an answer. But some future reader of this question might have different circumstances.
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answered New folders are created in root instead of currently selected folder
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comment Do Macs store a serial number on the disk?
For future reference, the hardware serial number is available from the system profiler, About This Mac, on the Hardware Overview page. (I know that doesn't help much without the computer in hand.) If you've ever made an AppleCare support request, you were probably asked for it - perhaps Apple Support have a record of it.
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answered What does no chime on boot mean?
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answered Spotlight loses index of Applications
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answered Spotlight: Don't Index a Volume
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comment Where is the terminal application on the filesystem?
A little bit of Spotlight cleverness allows you learn where an item is by Cmd-clicking or Cmd-<return>ing its entry in the Spotlight list. Instead of launching the item, it will open a finder window to the item's parent folder with the item highlighted. Besides showing you where that item resides, it lets you do lots of things to it - delete it, move it, or open it with a non-default application. My favorite, for a PDF or a spreadsheet, is to just touch <space> to open it with QuickView.
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answered Can someone help me read this crash report as a user?
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answered How useful is spotlight?
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answered Is there a image editor like Windows' Paint for OS X?
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answered Can I stream music from my laptop to my iPod Touch over wifi?
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answered How can I stop OS X from switching Spaces when the mouse cursor is at the edge of the screen?