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AppleJack - single user mode repair utility


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Just browsing thru Mac OSX Hints dot com, and came across a review for this AppleJack software. It looks to be a useful tool, especially for users of "custom Macs."

 

link to main story:

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?sto...080909060410594

 

Selected quotes from the article:

"In its basic mode, AppleJack does five things (either as a group, or one by one): repair disks, repair permissions, clean up cache files, validate preference files, and remove swap files. You access these tasks through a text-based menu"

"an expert menu (press 'x' on the main menu) offers some additional options, including checking hard drive integrity, blessing the system folder, disabling auto login, and more"

 

plus it includes memtest, which I already use from single-user mode to check overclocking stability sometimes

I know most of this stuff can be done via command line in single-user mode, but offhand I can't recall the verbage for any of the operations but permissions repair and running memtest. BTW, this is free software... I'll give it a try later.

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Memory isn't serving you correctly, because the only "app" that was a shell script was the "PCWiz OS X Kernel Installer" which is now evolved to OSx86 Tools which is much more than a shell script my friend :tomato:

 

And to the OP, I didn't mean to hijack this topic, very sorry

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Downloaded on my Macbook Pro. I install kexts like speedstep, some of which work on Mac's (from apple) so this is good for the times that my system will not boot. It's either this or I use the terminal on the install DVD.

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For us non shell savvy folks Apple Jack is an awesome program, and it works well. Be careful though each time apple comes out with a new OS (Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard) Apple Jack seems to not work. In some cases I have seen it brick working Apple systems. Requiring an archived install.

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You can find it here: http://applejack.sourceforge.net/

!!!! Install the version matched for your OS version (Tiger or Leopard)!!!

I using AppleJack on my Hackintosh and it works flawlessly. The installer is a regular .pkg and no problems with the installing. To use it, just restart in single user mode (F8 and -s) and then type (without quotes):

"applejack AUTO restart" - to make all of the repairs in deep mode and automatically restarts after

"applejack auto restart" - to make all of the repairs and automatically restarts after

you can use "shutdown" instead of "restart" if you want to shut down your computer after all applejack scripts are done.

 

or simply "applejack" to make or skip each sequence of verification / repair.

 

It must to type "applejack" instead of "AppleJack" or APPLEJACK"

 

I never had problems after running applejack, but had a lot of reparations.

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