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Laszlo Lebrun

Laszlo Lebrun

Member Since 14 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 16 2016 03:41 AM

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Automator task to cleanly shutdown a headless OSX?

15 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

Hi all here,

The life of a hackintosher might be hard, especially when working on monitor and EDID issues.
When your jewel boots, but becomes headless due to monitor issues, the current way is to long press the power button. This stops abruptly OSX not seldom leaving the file system in an inconsitent state.

Would one of the experts here be so kind to write something like an automator task that would shutdown OSX gently stopping all apps by default even without a monitor on a given keyboard combination?

I think this would be a huge improvement for all of us, who get suddenly blind due to a monitor issue and save hundreds of hours booting in another instance in order to fix the file system.

1000 thanks in advance.


Can't cleanly boot from USB without involving...

09 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

Can't cleanly boot from USB without involving my HD.

Hi group,

I am a bit lost now...
My main OSX drive appears to be corrupted (according to Disk utility).
OSX Snow-Leopard works so far.
I should boot from another disk in order to repair that drive.

Whenever I boot from that other disk: a USB drive (over Chameleon) the boot works, but the USB drive stops and apparently passes on to the internal HD, which loads the system and only at the end the USB drive seems to "finish" the boot.

At the end I have a working OSX, but again Disk Utility refuses to repair the internal HD since it is in use...

How can I force a plain USB boot leaving the HD untouched?
I tried to change the boot order in BIOS, tried to boot with -x, to boot without caches, even disable the disk in the Bios... nothing helps.

OK I could physically remove the disk, but i'd like to avoid tampering my notebook.
Can someone help?

Thank you.
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