2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2013 5:00 PM by Mike M

    Installation on Mac OS 10.8.5 SOLVED (missing mach_kernal)

    jeffreyjamessyrop Level 1

      egon1984 solved it!!

       

      Thank you!!! You are the only one who had the answer! After a recent Mac update, the supposed-to-be invisible "mach_kernal" was showing right in the root of my hard drive. I stupidly deleted it. That's why the latest Flash update wouldn't install!

       

      To restore mach_kernal from TimeMachine, you need to make hidden files visible in Finder (and thereby Time Machine), like this:

       

      defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

      killall Finder

       

      Now go to Time Machine and go back to a date when you still had that file "mach_kernel" and restore it.

       

      Now go back to terminal to return Finder to its normal state:

       

      defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

      killall Finder