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    Wont Boot From CD
    So I'm trying to repair my disk but it wont boot from the cd. I hold down C while starting up and it just starts up as normal.

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    Might need to do some repair work
    Restart the machine
    Hold down the command apple key and S key until some type start to flow up the screen
    when it stops flowing type fsck -fy
    hit return key
    do this several times until it no longer says system ok and mentions modified
    Then type exit or reboot and hit return.

    + rep to someone I read this from this morning......
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    I actually just tired that and it still started up as normal =(

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    Did you try holding down command and S at restart
    type in /sbin/fsck -fy
    let it run
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    Yep I tried holding down cmd & s, no luck.

    However I went to system prefs, startup disk, selected the cd, and restarted from there and presto, it booted from the disk. I repaired and it said "Header Volume" needs minor repair. It was successful and I rebooted and all is well.

    But whats a volume header? lol

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    Good...I was running out of ideas...LOLOL
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    I found this on wikipedia:

    "Sector 2 contains the Volume Header equivalent to the Master Directory Block in an HFS volume. The Volume Header stores a wide variety of data about the volume itself, for example the size of allocation blocks, a timestamp that indicates when the volume was created or the location of other volume structures such as the Catalog File or Extent Overflow File. The Volume Header is always located in the same place."

    I still dont know what it does, but apparently I repaired it lol

    I wonder why it wouldn't boot from the cd while holding c....

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    ?? Nfi ??
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    Guys give me some idea As it is similar to above
    Mine is iMac got 10.4.9 and my computer does not read any DVDs not even operating system DVD
    if i insert blank one then it shows as blank dvd but not movies or anything else
    i want to format my disk or reinstall Mac osx10.4
    What do i do?
    Please help
    :mac:

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