One billion bytes

Two kids means lots of pictures and movies. And that means a lot of hard drive space. Erin and I finally got sick of managing the stuff on our two 160GB drives and bought a new hard drive. One terabyte, five year warranty, less than $200. That’s 931GB when formatted. Amazing.

I backed everything up, put in the new drive, installed a fresh copy of Tiger on it, and used the migration tool to copy over our applications and data. That was slick; way less hassle than fiddling with a billion settings again. After I ran updates four or five times, everything looked kosher. We’ve consolidated Madelyn’s Dora library, digitized some more CDs, and still have 400 GB left to spare.

Only one problem. iPhoto wouldn’t load: when I clicked on it, one bounce in the Dock, and nothing. Using “open -a iphoto” from the Terminal failed as well. Googling “one bounce iphoto”, I found this MacOSXHints thread, which looked like our problem. I copied the missing libaries from our old hard drive (moved to an external case) to the new one, and all was well.

FWIW, here are the error messages I dug out of console.log. The fix was copying the two directories highlighted from our backup to the new hard drive.

dyld: Library not loaded: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iLifeMediaBrowser.framework/Versions/A/iLifeMediaBrowser
Referenced from: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto
Reason: image not found
Jun 17 20:39:55 Erins-Computer crashdump[213]: iPhoto crashed
Jun 17 20:39:55 Erins-Computer crashdump[213]: crash report written to: /Users/erin/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/iPhoto.crash.log

dyld: Library not loaded: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GraphicsAppSupport.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/ImageKit.framework/Versions/A/ImageKit
Referenced from: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iLifeMediaBrowser.framework/Versions/A/iLifeMediaBrowser
Reason: image not found
Jun 17 21:39:17 Erins-Computer crashdump[255]: iPhoto crashed
Jun 17 21:39:17 Erins-Computer crashdump[255]: crash report written to: /Users/erin/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/iPhoto.crash.log

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One Response to One billion bytes

  1. um….yeah,…..have fun with those fixes….*backing away slowly*
    My computer got wet, and now my number four and my down arrow don’t work! 🙂

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