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OS 10.4 - Deleted allfonts on system and machine won't start up


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I was told that I can delete all the fonts from the system/library/fonts and the machine would keep what is needed to run. Now when I restart the machine the screen is just blue with title bar at the top. Please help, thanks!
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have you tried repairing permissions from the install dvd?

here is how its done.
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no, I have not tried that yet...I thought that the system wouldn't allow you to delete the 5-7 NEEDED fonts as it should just move the fonts back to the System/Library/Fonts folder. Am I wrong here?
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you are correct. leopard should put them back.
I would still recommend the permission repair.
Repairing permissions should help you get your computer started though.

Did you just do a system update? sometimes after system updates the machine may stay at that blue screen a bit longer than ususal. have you just left it sit at that screen for more that 5 minutes?
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no, this is on a Tiger machine not Leopard...the machine is running 10.4.11.

I shut the machine down after about 5 minutes of just staying blue.
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i don't think tiger will automatically put the fonts back. you may have to do an archive and install and reinstall the system. this will keep all of your apps/settings.
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To the OP:

Smackintosh is correct. Break out your Tiger install disks.... Don't know why you deleted the fonts in the first place.

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