localhost diskarbitration[number]: could not create "file system unmounted" notification
June 27, 2006 3:42 PM Subscribe
I have a problem with the hard disk on my iBook.
posted by nowonmai to computers & internet (5 answers total)
I know the answer in the medium term is "rescue everything you can using target disk mode and replace the damn thing already."
In the short term, however, I have a deadline to meet and no time for that, so if there's an easy way to regain the use of my computer I want it!
Symptoms: Computer won't start from its hard disk.
Diskwarrior says the disk is fine [although I suspect Diskwarrior may have exacerbated a previous problem to get me to this point in the first place].
In single user mode, fsck -f says everything is fine.
Then I "mount -uw /" and exit single user, and after a bit of babble about jettisoning kernel linkers, it gets thrown into a loop with thousands of copies of this scrolling off the screen:
localhost diskarbitration[number]: could not create "file system unmounted" notification.
Google gives me some Darwin source code, which helps me not one jot.
I can mount the disk and see the contents in target disk or single user mode. Is there perhaps a file I can delete somewhere that will magically fix everything?