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5:32 PM
Anyone know what the "do not pass" symbol when loading the OSX install USB means?
 
6:19 PM
@Luke is that the Apple-provided thumb drive to install Lion?
 
Nope, one I made from a 10.6.8 DVD
 
@Luke AFAIR it means generically you can't boot that hardware from that medium
What's the hardware and what was its OS when new?
 
10.6.8 on the USB and the system... I don't know the original
 
What's the hardware? AFAIR not all Snow Leopard-compatible Macs are compatible with the generic Snow Leopard DVD.
Afterthought: 10.6.8 may be a hardware-specific DVD.
 
It was made from a retail CD
 
6:35 PM
More likely 10.6.3 then.
 
You're right
Anyways, when I get in to OSX (when booted normally), up comes Application Crashed messages from Finder
I'm not understanding the error that is coming up... But I'm wondering now, is there a Mac version of Windows' sfc command?
 
@Luke so you wish to reinstall the OS?
@Luke what's sfc?
 
SFC is the System File Checker, verifies the files with the installation CD to make sure all the Windows files are OK. I'd like if I could do an Archive and Install, but the install tells me I can't install to that volume. It's a customer's machine, not mine
 
@Luke nothing equivalent to SFC. Any reason to not use the DVD?
And what's the hardware? The model identifier is most useful. Apple menu > About This Mac > More Info …
Here for example, MacBookPro5,2
 
6:53 PM
iMac 10,1. Can't use the DVD cause I don't have it anymore
 
7:06 PM
You'll need either the retail DVD or the DVD that came with the iMac. You can probably still buy the retail DVD for cases such as this …
… for example:
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A: How can I download Snow Leopard?

Mr. MelApple still sells Snow Leopard via Phone Sales. Call the number at the top left of the screen at store.apple.com/uk and you can purchase a DVD copy of Snow Leopard.

For that class of iMac, which can take up to 16 GB memory, it's probably easier and cheaper to get Mountain Lion.
@Luke How much memory in that iMac?
 
7:25 PM
4GB
 
7:52 PM
@GrahamPerrin pastebin.com/HfJH9gHH is the error showing
 
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 319929
ouch!
 
 
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9:20 PM
@GrahamPerrin Also asking in Root Access (Super User chat)
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Q: Finder crashes constantly

LukeOn an iMac 10,1 system running OSX 10.6.8, Finder is crashing on every startup, including in Safe Mode. I have the error message posted, but it seems very cryptic. As per a conversation in the Root Access chatroom, the file /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Backup.framework/Versions/A/Backup does...

 

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