I am having trouble with my Macbook Pro (late 2008, OS X 10.5) at boot.
Here is an outline of my problems and attempted solutions:
- As the computer was going to sleep it got stuck such that when I tried waking it up, I got a black screen with the mouse cursor.
- I tried opening and closing the lid of the MBP to get it to sleep but that did not change the state.
- I did a hard shutdown and then tried flashing the p-RAM.
- I booted into verbose safe mode (shift-cmd-v) and after about 45 minutes I am stuck with repeating messages that look like this:
disk0s2: I/O error. HFS resolvelink: can't find iNode79913 disk0s2: I/O error. HFS resolvelink: can't find iNode80152
This error message is mixed in with other more typical boot messages:
Auth result for : <MAC-ADDRESS> MAC AUTH succeeded.
Also - although there was an initially large number of iNodes failing, it is now restricted to 3 specific numbers which repeat over and over again.
My next option is likely to try booting from the install disk to try repairing the disk with disk utility, and then trying single user mode to try
Are there any other options out there?
How long should I reasonably let this continuing safe mode boot run before moving onto the next option?