I cannot boot into system nor can I boot to the installation disk.
Errors I get in verbose mode:
BSD root: disk0s2, major 14, minor 2 disk0s2: media is not present 0 [Level 3] [ReadUID 0] [Facility com.apple.system.fs] [errType IO] [ErrNO 6] [IOType Read] [PBlidNum 2] [LBder First] 0 [Level 3] [ReadUID 0] [Facility com.apple.system.fs] [FSLogMsgID 1188483988] [FSLogOrder Last] hfs_mountroot failed: 6 cannot mount root, errno = 19
It all started with a slow laptop, Safari couldn't be killed, the only working browser was Chrome. Than it the Mac started to freeze from time to time and I had to kill it. I checked the Harddrive for errors but Diskutility didn't show anything. Next it wasn't able to boot anymore. First I fixed that by booting into Save Mode (hold Shift after Power Up bling) and it worked as before (slow) but started freezing up again very soon. I tried to fix that by using the Snow Leopard Installation Disk and repaired disk and permissions with Diskutility. It worked for an hour or so and then froze again. I killed it with the Power Button and after that I couldn't boot from hard drive nor from the disk! I tried the one that came with the laptop, but that one didn't boot either.
Working switches in boot mode are:
- CMD+V, Verbose
- Option key, to choose drive (it shows both the hard drive and the disk),
- Shift+CTRL+Option+Power, Reset SMC (not sure if that worked),
- CMD+Option+P+R, Reset NVRAM (pretty sure that worked)
Non of the others have any effect other than that the time until the spinning ball stopps spinning will be longer than a usual boot.
What to do? Is there a way to get a verbose boot mode for installation disk as well? Help!
mid-2009-macbook-pro unibody with 160 GB harddrive, OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.4 (not sure)