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mDNSResponder — Mac stuck at boot screen

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So today I had a professor bring their Leopard 10.5.4 laptop back to me because it was stuck booting up.  Well, come to find out in single user mode the System log file had a whole bunch of lines like this:

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com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.mDNSResponder[53]): posix_spawnp(“/usr/sbin/mDNSResponder”, …): No such file or directory
…com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.mDNSResponder[53]): Exited with exit code: 1
…com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.mDNSResponder): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

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So, after some searching I found that it probably could be permission problems.  Sure enough, I changed the permissions on the root volume to 775 and bingo the laptop now boots.  What the heck!

chmod 775 /

Written by rrhpph

August 13th, 2008 at 10:24 am

Posted in General,Software

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