OsX 's friendly way of reminding you its still BSD underneath…

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whatever you do, dont run out of room on the system disk (unless you have a seperate swap partition). it can lead to random data corruption with versions upto 10.3.2

FIRST AID

  • 01 Restart
  • 02 Check/fix the filesystem
  • 03 Make sure you're not running out of free space on the System volume
  • 04 Repair permissions
  • 05 Create a new user account, and see if the problem persists there
  • 06 Clear system & user caches
  • 07 Disable Application Enhancer, if you're running it
  • 08 Startup in SafeBoot mode, and see if the problem persists there
  • 09 Reset system firmware
  • 10 Unplug all USB, Firewire devices except Apple mouse

MORE SERIOUS TROUBLESHOOTING

  • 11 Reapply the latest combo updater
  • 12 Run the Apple hardware diagnostic CD
  • 13 Check the hard drive for bad blocks
  • 14 Take out 3rd party RAM
  • 15 Unplug 3rd Party PCI cards
  • 16 Reset PMU
  • 17 Archive and reinstall the OS
  • 18 Reinstall the system from scratch
  • 19 Send the machine back to Apple
  • 20 Additional Notes

see http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2004011205473937 for more details…

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