Loc: New Hampshire
being the paranoid type, i like to fsck my disk after installs (which having used windows for so long, I naturally reboot - those scars will never go away)<br><br>I do a sync from the cli after saving important work, just for the added paranoia, heck, come to think of it I am paranoid, have a UPS, upload data files to a remote server everynight, burn a CD back once a week, and wash my hands after using Internet Explorer.<br><br>[color:red]live free or die</font color=red>
From Griffman's OSX Guidebook:<br><br>"fsck your disks occasionally. Yes, thatís fsck. It stands for file system consistency check, and itís one of the most important UNIX utilities. You may not use it often, and you wonít use it in the normal OS X environment, but you will use it. If you have a crash, itís a very good idea to run fsck on your drives on the next boot. To do this, launch OS X into single-user mode by holding down command-S during the boot cycle. If this works, youíll see a big ugly black screen with white text come into view. Lots of startup messages will go by, and youíll be left at a command line prompt. The instructions are on-screen, but basically, type "fsck -y" (without quotations) and repeat until you get no more reported errors. Once the errors are cleared out, type reboot to restart the machine in the normal OS X Aqua environment. Even if you havenít had a crash in a while, start in single-user mode and run fsck every once and a while; itís good preventative medicine."<br><br>Edit: Should have added to hit 'Return' after typing 'fsck -y' and 'reboot' to activate the command.<br>----------------<br><br>Copy/Paste this for future reference.<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Terry11 on 04/24/02 06:11 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
I just downloaded System Optimizer X and it seemed to make everything a little snappier. I know they are probably different functions, but I think that someone like me (no system skills) can benefit from being able to push a button and wait rather than write commands.<br>Yep, I am big chicken......buk....buk<br><br>
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