> > Hi,
> > I bought a 17" powerbook several weeks ago. Everything was fine until
> > one day I was unable to wake the laptop from sleep. I rebooted with the
> > "three finger salute," only to find that I can no longer boot (running
> > 10.2.6). I get through the "gray apple" stage just fine, but then
> > during the "blue apple" stage the blue progress bar hangs with the
> > message "waiting for network port mapper". Eventually, it continues
> > (gives up?), and goes on to hang with the message "waiting for netinfo".
> > Once again, it eventually continues, and then the message says "waiting
> > for application services." At this point, it seems to just hang forever
> > (although obviously I haven't tested that...) without continuing.
> > I have tried a "safe boot," but the computer hangs in the same places.
> > I tried booting in verbose mode, but again, it hangs in the same places.
> > Neither Disk First Aid (booting from CD) nor fsck (booting in
> > single-user mode) turn up any errors.
> > I would very much like to avoid reinstalling the OS. Does anyone have
> > any other suggestions? There is another mac (an ibook) in the
> > household, so I can boot my powerbook into FireWire "target" mode if
> > it's just a question of replacing a few files (but which files?)
> > Thanks!
> > Roberta