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Wow, a lot to read through here with like 900 fixes people have found. I don't even know where to start with the fixes, not to mention I am not knowledgable enough at MacOS yet to know exactly how to restore files with the terminal and such. My specific problem is that TM doesn't show any hard drives for me to backup on the first screen of the initial setup... I am using Kalyway install updated to 10.5.2 what should I try first? I need my ethernet, so I don't want to lose that either!

- Mike

  • 2 weeks later...

Time machine didn't work for me- or my ethernet. I plugged in a usb ethernet adapter, now I have internet AND time machine works.

Odd that Time Machine needs working internet- I don't get it. But, I am glad it works now =)

I have read the whole topic and... well, conclusion is you need an ethernet interface to make Time Machine work.

The problem is that my ethernet adapter isn't working, it's a Marvell Yukon 88e8040, and the AppleYukon2.kext driver also modified with my dev id does not work.

 

Would it work with adding a fake ethernet adapter? Or putting the airport interface to en0?.

 

Any help would be really appreciated.

 

By the way, i've already tried the previous post methods.

 

 

TheMarine

You need an Ethernet adapter of some kind because the Mac uses it as a "machine serial number" - a way to uniquely identify your machine. So - you need a working network adapter of some sort with a MAC address.

 

Patrick

Guys,

I have a question. So when I open preferences for Time Machine I see all the volumes and everything. I can even pick the options and hit Back Up now. As soon as I do that it will start backing up. But then in about 10-20 secs it stops copying. Any idea whats going on. I have tried many time but haven't been able to successfully finish a backup yet.

 

I have even applied the patch from here just to see if that would fix the problem.

I had a similar issue with my TM backup suddenly not working... I was running onboard LAN with my P35-DS3L and decided to switch to a PCI LAN so ethernet (and bonjour) would work without any modified kexts... then next time I went to backup TM FAILED!

 

anyways... to make a long story short... all I did to "fix" TM was to delete the plist file mentioned earlier (then reboot with -f) and I turned off TM by selecting 'no disk' and then reselected my original disk and it work... it started a new backup from scratch, but hey, I'll take what I can get!

 

To be honest though before fixing TM I decided to mess around with CCC and I think I might stick with that as a backup solution because of the ability to boot directly from the backup.

Ive got the JaS installed on my box (DELL 510), w/tm properly backing-up, but when i try to simulate a back-up from a borked working install it just gives me the beachball...has anyone actually RESTORED from a t/m bakup to a install that was no longer bootable?

  • 3 weeks later...

I have been through everything in this thread and still no time machine for me :unsure:

 

After a fresh clean install I am seeing the same Time Machine errors as before, backup volume not found. But at least I think I have perfected the install process and everything else seems to be running fine.

 

In the console I get the following message when I pick the drive to back-up to:

 

System Preferences - Failed to get MAC address for machine

 

Which is strange because my MAC is listed under my ethernet card and my ethernet card is en0.

 

I am stuck for now. Any suggestions for a relative newbie?

I found the solution!

 

http://sneosx86.freeflux.net/blog/archive/...ension-fix.html

 

After digging deeper into the log, I noticed the UUID errors as well. This fixed both.

 

Time Machine is now happily backing up on my retail DVD installation and I have downloaded and installed all of the updates from Apple Software updates with no ill effects. (I started with 10.5.2 during my initial installation)

This was posted in page three of this topic I believe.

I was getting a lot of Error: 35 messages in system log and that fixed for me.

Strangely, my Realtek Ethernet card has always worked withouth problem and is listed as ´eth0´.

I´ve not tried Time Machine yet, but I guess there would be no problems now.

I've tried the above fixes with no success. I reinstalled Kalyway 10.5.2 onto my Shuttle SG333G5 Glamor, used the Vanilla kernel, picked the Time Machine Fix patch and all is well now. Well, almost. I still have to get this thing to get the higher resolutions to fit my 42" LCD.

Hello,

 

I have read through this thread - I have the problem that is associated with the Mac address. I think that i just fixed it but wanted to confirm before I let TM back up almost 180Gigs. I use a Trendnet PCI card ethernet card that shows up as en1. When I first set up my system I had the built in LAN activated in BIOS but never had it plugged in to the ethernet cable, I have since turned it off. I deleted the Networkinterfaces.plist and rebooted. The result is that the trendnet is still en1 but en0 now has been assigned the same static ip (it was empty before). TM now seems to work! Should I count my blessings that it is working or should I figure out how to re-assign my trendnet from en1 to en0?

 

thanks very much, it is nice to almost have TM working!

THIS WORKED PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT FIND!!!!

 

 

Hello Everybody,

 

After having no success with the "replace IONetworkingFamily.kext/remove quarantine/nuke NetworkInterfaces.plist" approach, I stumbled upon the following gem on another website:

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"Browse to the Time Machine drive in Finder, there should be a folder called 'Backups.backupdb' in there there should be one folder with the name of your machine. Check that matches the 'Computer Name' set in 'System Preferences / Sharing'."

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I told Time Machine to use "No Drive", which turned off Time Machine. I then opened my backup drive/volume in finder and created the two folders referenced above. I then went back to the Time Machine preferences and re-selected my backup drive (an external 500GB USB drive). I then started a TM backup and noticed TM created another folder on my backup drive with the same name as the manually created folder but with the prefix " 2" (space-two). I suspect perhaps only the first folder (Backups.backupdb) needs to exist for this work-around to succeed, but I haven't tried vreating just the first folder.

 

Looks like it's working so far... :(

 

- ZeeJM

Hi I ve tried all solutions with no Joy.

 

I even extracted package from kalyway install disk but still not working

 

I got it working when I installed kalyway 10.5.2 but then i had problems with shutdown and restart

 

so i installed Iatkos cos is better for me anyway to cut a long story short nevermind time machine

 

Ill use superduper brilliant ;)

I found the solution!

 

http://sneosx86.freeflux.net/blog/archive/...ension-fix.html

 

After digging deeper into the log, I noticed the UUID errors as well. This fixed both.

 

Time Machine is now happily backing up on my retail DVD installation and I have downloaded and installed all of the updates from Apple Software updates with no ill effects. (I started with 10.5.2 during my initial installation)

 

Works for me, if I restore the stock 80211 kext (desactivate the Wifi Access Point on my P5W-DH) and had an en0 inopperative. My backup disk is a GUID mac os x partition. (wifi is on en0, en1 and 2 for the Yukon Marvell NIC chipset)

 

No modification in /Library/Preferences/System....

For me it seemed to be the problem with the MAC address. I have removed the networkinterfaces.plist so it would be rebuilt after a reboot.(Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/)

After the reboot, I went to System Preferences and selected network. There I choose assistant and set up my NIC again.

The problem was that it for some reason showed up as en3 (after updating to 10.5.3) and this gives problems with time machine.

Even though I set the MAC address (which my card needs, as it get a 00:00:00:00:00:00 at boot), time machine needs your network interface to be on en0 when performing a backup. My guess, it places your mac address in the backup as a unique identifier, probably put in there after 10.5.3 so you can make several backups on a time capsule/AX disk.

 

SO: make sure your NIC is en0, make sure it has an ethernet address other than 00:00:00:00:00:00 (terminal: ifconfig en0 ether 12:34:56:78:90:ab)

 

Really hopes this helps some of you out, as I have time machine up and running again, even on my Airport Disk.

Good Luck

THIS WORKED PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT FIND!!!!

 

 

Works for me, if I restore the stock 80211 kext (desactivate the Wifi Access Point on my P5W-DH) and had an en0 inopperative. My backup disk is a GUID mac os x partition. (wifi is on en0, en1 and 2 for the Yukon Marvell NIC chipset)

 

No modification in /Library/Preferences/System....

 

DOESN'T WORK FOR ME

 

What the damn error 18 =((

Hi guys, I've got TM working on a p5W DH Deluxe, I can restore, but my problem is that something (I guess my DVD drive) is put to sleep after 5-10 minutes of no activity. After that, it won't fire up again and the restore stalls. So I have to sit behind the computer for an hour, moving the mous, creating some activity every 10 minutes. Anyone who knows about this?

Guys I have a weird weird problem.

 

Before, my airport, and all my netowkr connections were working 100%. Time machine was not, so here's what I did:

 

First

Sounds like you need the moddified IONetworkingFamily.kext by ToH. Here it is...

 

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HWVMONUU

 

After placing it it /System/Library/Extensions

 

sudo -s

*password*

 

rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions.mkext

chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext

chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext

 

reboot, and keep your fingers crossed

 

HTH,

 

The Baron

 

 

bash-3.2# xattr IONetworkingFamily.kext/

com.apple.quarantine <=== not going to work with this!

 

And to fix this, run:

 

 

cd /System/Library/Extensions

xattr -d com.apple.quarantine IONetworkingFamily.kext

 

If that doesn't work, you may need to do this recursively if the component files and directories contain the same extended attribute. Thus:

 

cd /System/Library/Extensions

find IONetworkingFamily.kext -exec xattr -d com.apple.quarantine {} \;

 

This will take a minute. Ignore the "No such xattr: ..." warnings.

 

I ran these two solutions, but they did nothing for me. Right after that, I did this:

 

 

open a terminal window and enter:defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1

 

 

plus

 

 

Removing /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist

 

This worked and fixed time machine (yay!) BUT now my airport appears off in network properties, and eth0 is called wireless. Is there a way to change these back?

 

It looks like this now: http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/3180/airportweirdgy3.jpg

just wanted to add my experience... i have an external 320GB mybook drive, 99gb mac partition with journaling enabled, and the remainder to FAT. I used the first solution, and it didn't work at first. in fact, my Finder failed to launch if Time Machine was turned on and the disk was plugged in.

 

After reading through some solutions here, i disconnected the disk, turned backups off altogether (select NONE from the backup disk options in TM), plugged the disk in, and then TM prompted me to use the disk as a backup, and i said Yes... after a quick auto-relaunch of Finder, the backup started immediately. everything seems to be working just fine now.

 

Thanks all!

This worked great for me. I am running iAtkos v1.0i r3. I have a quick question: is there any way that this IONetworkingFamily.kext has anything at all to do with a netgear desktop wireless card? After trying Kalyway's 10.5.2 and 10.5.3 updates (10.5.1 --> 10.5.2 and then 10.5.1 --> 10.5.3) netiher my wireless card nor my time machine would work. Otherwise, everything worked like a charm. It would be a lot easier to take if everything messed up... but noo only two of the most important componets had to, not just a minor one.

 

If anyone has any ideas of suggestions, I am willing to try any fixes. Thank you so much.

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