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  1. #1

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    Dec 27, 2013
    Unhappy Please help, bootcache.playlist error, impossible to boot
    Hi all,

    My iMac (Intel, Mavericks) freezes during startup,(gray screen with the apple, and the spinning circle).
    So, in order to find the origin of this blockage, I booted in "verbose" mode (cmd+v), and I found the following error:

    BootCacheControl: could not unlink playlist /var/db/BootCache.playlist: Read-only file system
    launch_msg("SetUserEnvironment"): Socket is not connected
    launch_msg("SetUserEnvironment"): Socket is not connected
    launch_msg(): Socket is not connected

    I need expert help because I do not know what to do ...

    Is it possible to reset this file ?

    I hope someone can help me, thank you..!

  2. #2

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    Feb 14, 2004
    Groves, Texas
    21in. iMac 10.11 --- HP Linux Mint 18
    Boot from the recovery partition and do a permission repair in Disk Utility.
    'Read-only file system' sounds like permissions might be borked on the drive.
    Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proved innocent.

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    Member Since
    Dec 27, 2013
    I can't do this repair, this option is grayed out..!

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    You have a most excellent response at the apple forums - work through all of those items one at a time.

    I might move item 7 to the top of the list with this error.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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