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  1. #1
    big-tone
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    Unhappy my wife's iBook has just died!
    G3, hasworked fine for a couple of years.

    Symptom:
    1. v. slow to boot. I mean _very_ --- can take 1/2 an hour to get to a screen
    2. mouse doesn't work
    3. occasionally boots into BSD prompt
    4. every so often prints
    disk0s5: 0x8 (UNDEFINED)
    5. in single user mode, fsck -y repeats the same errors:
    a few "orphaned indirect node"
    missing thread record
    invalid directory item count

    Can anyone give me advice as to what to do next. My wife does not, unfortunately, have a backup of her data?

    Thanks,

    big-tone

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    my wife's iBook has just died!

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    Sounds to me like her hard drive is starting to die. Only thing I can think of to save the data is with an external hard drive of some sort and copying files to it (not sure how you would do it without a mouse)
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  3. #3
    vuschejan
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    Sounds to me like her hard drive is starting to die. Only thing I can think of to save the data is with an external hard drive of some sort and copying files to it (not sure how you would do it without a mouse)
    Hold t when it boots up get a firewire to firewire and back it up to another computer is what I suggest

    Holding t actually turns your computer into an external firewire hard drive

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