FSCK Problem, Superblock
Posted on 2013-10-27
I detonated a software bomb from misuse of unix dd on 17-inch Macbook Pro
Was using unix dd for years to backup/restore Macs, but got careless.
Forgot to use unix pdisk prior to using unix dd
1) Can't boot anything from DVD drive
2) Brief error message: "superblock bad, use fsck -b to fix"
Tried These Things
1) Used online hookup with Apple via keyboard command-D after reboot "gong" sound.
Distant Apple online server downloaded tools like "Disk Utility" to my broken Mac.
Naively thought that I could just re-partition the 3-year old Mac, no luck for fsck problem.
Now no known way for me to access broken superblock area of my internal 512GB SSD.
Even command-D after reboot no longer works.
Before my self-inflicted software bomb, I was happily running the just-released new "Maverick" OS 10.9 from Apple, everything worked just ducky.
My knowledge of unix is almost zero, aside from me using stray commands like dd and pdisk for years.
I am almost certain there is no hardware problem.
I do not have sufficient knowledge to try to fix this, or to even follow simple unix instructions from others.
My guess is that a real unix expert _might_ be able to revive my beloved Mac, but of course he would have no motivation to do so.
Any suggestions from Mac gurus out there?
Suicide for me comes to mind, but no bridges around here to jump from.