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Exit from Darwin

March 24, 2011 at 07:51:12
Specs: Macintosh , 4,2
Installed airport card into Power Mac 4,2, 700 mhz mac. After startup Darwin launches. Cannot exit. Removed airport card, same result. OS launches then switches to Darwin. Any help appreciated.

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March 28, 2011 at 22:26:19
Do a fsck -f -y command as Darwin indicates. It is possible that OS X is booting in Safe Mode. You may have shut down improperly, or did not ground yourself properly before you started the "operation". :) fsck is short for "filesystem check" and it will go through and check the filesystem to fix any bad spots in the disk. Another possibility is to use the "diskutil" command. If you do not know what you're doing, you can get a quick tutorial by using "man diskutil".

You can also start the rc script to try and start normally to continue to boot process of OS X. If these methods do not help you recover from any errors, your installation of OS X has been corrupted, in which case you will need to do an Archive & Install of OS X. If you have any questions on this, please post back.

Glad to help you. If the answer given was helpful to you, please give it a thumbs up. If you have more questions, please feel free to post back.

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March 30, 2011 at 10:03:15
Thanks for the info.
Reformatted hard drive and reinstalled - all is well.

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