Must read: Troubleshooting and AppleJack

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  1. elbert

    elbert Active Member

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    Here's an interesting and essential article by Dan Frakes at MacFixIt. It explains the troubleshooting steps every Mac user should know, as well as the troubleshooting tool AppleJack, which can be a lifesaver.

    I strongly recommend that everyone download and install this application (make sure to print out the readme too) and bookmark the MacFixIt page as well.
     
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    very helpful. I plan to look into getting AppleJack once I read up some more.
    Thanks elbertc!
     
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    I've been using AppleJack on two machines. I have not experienced any problems using it.
     
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    Went to the applejack source forge site but clicking on the download link brought no response. Tried this on both a dsl and dial-up account. The versiontracker site yielded a faster result. (just google applejack)
     
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    Tried AppleJack on a MacBook Pro. It went on an endless loop when I tried Reparing Permissions. :( I tried several times, but failed in all attempts.

    Had no problems with a PowerBook G4 1Ghz 12".

    This is version 1.4.2 by the way. I hope the fix would come soon enough.
     
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    Applejack is not Universal Binary... you can't run it off single user mode on an Intel Mac...
     
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    Really? How come when I ran Repair Disk, it did run and it ran smoothly. It is with the permissions repair that it went haywire.

    I think the issue is not whether it is Universal Binary or not. Read more here.
     
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    I downloaded and run the Applejack last night. Pretty long wait though.
     
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    just wondering, if i run applejack does that mean i don't need to use disk utility anymore?
     
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    used applejack yesterday. the weird thing about it is my OS went back to 10.4.2! also, the microsoft office update was lost. i had to update all over again. what went wrong?
     
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    how is applejack different from techtool and diskwarrior?
     
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    Just to update this thread, AppleJack works for both PPC and Intel Macs. But read the MacFixit article linked in the first post to give you a background on what AppleJack does.
     
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    ive tried it its the best thanks elbert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Downloaded it. As I understood it, it wouldn't do any harm to a normally functioning computer without any problems. So I tried it, just for the heck of it. Cool app - easy to setup and use. I think this can be used as part of a maintenance process....
     
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    Definitely.. :) i never fail to run AppleJack after installing system updates.. haven't encountered issues with it, or after running it.. :)
     
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    is the applejack just the same as onyx?
     
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    Nope, it works before the interface is loaded....
     
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    i'm having problems with my applejack after i loaded my leopard OS. after booting in single user mode (com+S) i'd type the usual command applejack auto restart... i always get this message you're not the authorized root user. applejack must quit. any idea how to fix it? i only have one account in my macbook, and i don't see any reason why i'm not the "authorized root user?" :p
     
  20. maryannemoll

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    Have you checked whether AppleJack is guaranteed to work with Leopard?
     

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