Are you having trouble launching anything else? The Terminal was a permissions problem too. Poke around and try a bunch of apps and utilities too to see if they launch.
I'm still leaning towards rebuilding everything from TM again, but running the vsdbutil Terminal command while booted from the DVD to change the TM drive to ignore ownership so that maybe TM can read all of the files and you can get a complete backup.
Did you get the DVD working? We would need to do that to rebuild again.
LOL actually got some of my pics back, problem is can only go back to 4/22/11!! Won't let me go back any further currently....at some point pics I'm still missing were there, but now gone.
I didn't actually follow those exact instructions, wasn't able to to "edit" the "shells~orig copy" in the etc folder, so I copied it on to the desktop and edited there, and then dragged it back into etc folder....yikes!!! Now I'm not even sure Terminal is giving me the proper response with Reboots sudo command.....but I'm putting a hold on that currently...
Next problem is TM hd is 500 GB but it is saying it only has 70 gb available!!! the iMac is a 320 gb that has 152 gb available. Now I know TM is making multiple copies that take up more room, but since it only lets me go back to 4/22/11 something is out of whack!! Think there must be corruption somewhere, but should i format the 500gb TM drive and then to a fresh backup of my current iMac? Or has my imac been corrupted in the restore process?
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