Recently, I could not boot my MacBook because it lacked enough free space. I booted into single user mode and freed up about 85GB. After doing so, it booted fine and I have been using it with no issues since, until… today when I tried to restart, I experienced the same issue. The Apple logo appears and the white progress bar gets about 90% of the way and then it shuts down.
Here’s what I’ve tried so far:
- Reset NVRAM with Option+Cmd+P+R
- Booted into recovery mode and attempted to run disk repair which failed with exit code 8.
- Booted into single user mode and ran
fsck-fywhich returned an error: “Invalid node structure; Invalid sibling link; Rebuilding catalog B-tree. Disk full error”
df command shows that the drive is at 64% capacity, which to me means I should have plenty of free space.
Any suggestions as to what I could try next? I’m not super savvy with issues like these, just good at Googling, so I’m wondering if I should just give in and take it somewhere as I don’t want to make things worse if it’s actually recoverable.