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george 05-10-2006 11:11 PM

volume names missing
attempts to boot to Backup/Sandbox volumes leave me with all three (org/bckup/sbox) icons but no volume names at the OPT-login screen. proceeding to boot to either volume succeeds. at Finder/Desktop mount, all volume icons/names appear correctly.

Any idea where the volume names have gotten to at boottime?

iMac, OSX1039, SD2.1, laCie extFWHD. applejack/safebooted prior to Smart Backups.

dnanian 05-10-2006 11:33 PM

That's weird, George. But they boot OK? Must be some weird OpenFirmware thing: we do set the icons and names with bless as we're supposed to, as far as I know...

george 05-10-2006 11:40 PM

yes, they all boot as expected. (not at mac at present so will triple check in future) tks.

dnanian 05-10-2006 11:49 PM

OK. See what happens if you choose the drive from the Startup Disk preference pane. It might set things up differently, especially under 10.3.x (as opposed to 10.4.x)...

george 05-13-2006 04:59 PM

it's a wrap.
further investigation has not lead to any definitive answer regarding the disappearance of volume names at the OPT-login screen. at the same time, after multiple Backups and Smart Updates during testing, this occurance seems to have disappeared altogether. for the time being, a watchful eye will be kept open but case rested. tkyou. george

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