Bad Sierra OS Upgrade -near ‘reinstall’ situation :-)

This morning today I just had a bad experience with my MacBook pro. I am using quite old -early 2011- version of MacBook Pro for daily work and so far it is working fine. It is running on Sierra OS and I have no complaint about it until this morning.

I recently received an alert from the system that new software updated available and last week -I think- I did follow the instruction to updated my mac. The update went fine, no problem until this morning. I shut down the machine normally yesterday. But this morning when I try to boot my machine, something strange happened. I cannot find my users to log in! Not only that, I cannot find others users list as well. There were only two blank field where I tried to enter my user name and my password (it is an admin account) and it is not working. Tried to reboot it several times but no luck.

I did some quick research on google and found that some users had experienced this same issues sometimes in year 2016 on Sierra 10.12.2. That’s weird considering that I only have this problem on recent Sierra update -10.12.5 last week end!

There were some recommendations provided on the internet or apple support. After read it thoroughly -well to reinstall the OS is my very last option- I decided to do this recommendation. At least I try it first 🙂



To reset the password for a user in recovery mode, and to keep data, you may type ‘resetpassword‘ into the terminal which can be found by clicking on the top menu under utilities

Note that while doing the password reset steps, you will be asked to provide your iCloud password.

I never tried to use the mac recovery mode before. Basically during the booting, you have to press Cmd-R buttons and you will have the recovery screen. There you can choose your recovery options including recovery from backup (Mac call it as “Time Machine”).

So I followed the instruction and did the “resetpassword” steps, restart and try my new password but still not working. After some more booting, and finally it works!

Not sure what’s really happened, but some said that the update has affected the user account folder on mac.

I have used OSX since Mountain Lion in 2011. Based on my experience, the worst version is Maverick. I think I wrote about that in this blog also. After some versions upgrade, this is the first problem I had. Quite disappointing though.

But I guess it is still better that Windows, I think 🙂

IOS 8 Released!

here is the complete list of compatible devices

It’s officially supported iOS 8 devices:

iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5S
iPhone 5C
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPad 2
iPad 3
iPad 4
iPad Air

iPad Mini
iPad Mini 2

iPod Touch 5G

Upgrade … enggak, upgrade … enggak … upgrade …. enggak …

Shutdown Issue on Mavericks

Agree with most of opinion that Mavericks is the most not stable or buggy version of Mac OS I’ve ever used. I have experienced some issues but the worst I think it’s related to shutdown. I think this is supposed to be the easiest function in the OS, but hell no. Most cases when I enter shutdown command the system is not responding. It forced me to press the shutdown key/button to make my mac off. And that’s bothering me.

Trying google find this article that may help me. Well … let’s try. I will let you know the result.

Happy Birthday Mac!

Seperti yang diumumkan di website resmi Apple511px-Macintosh_128k_transparency, hari ini adalah hari ulang tahun Macintosh.  Hari ini pada tahun 1984, Macintosh pertama kali diumumkan.

Kalau diingat-ingat, pertama kali saya tahu ada komputer yang namanya Mac adalah sekitar tahun 1999/2000. Di meja kerja rekan saya yang jadi web designer. Dan saya benar-benar memiliki dan memakai Mac sejak 2011. Lama sekali ya ..:-)

Jadi ingat candaan hanya ada dua jenis pengguna komputer di dunia ini:

  1. Pengguna Mac
  2. Pengguna yang ingin pakai Mac

Anda termasuk yang mana ?  Hohoho

Happy b-day Mac!

Issue on OSX Mavericks

Just experienced this recently. Actually this was my first experience since I am using OSX for the last 3 years.

After a while of surfing, Safari stops and the Mavericks as well. It forced me to push the reboot button. It never happened before in previous version of OSX. Done some googling research and it seems it happened also to others

Come on team, fix it!

Update on 25 Jan 2014.

I suspect the issue caused by Sophos Anti Virus. Remove it and replace it with Avast. Looks good so far. 


OSX Maverick is Out

Versi terkini dari OSX sudah keluar. At least, saya baru tahu hari ini. Keinginan untuk langsung update pun langsung menggoda. Lha free ini … tumben sih Apple kasih upgrade OSX free. Terakhir ketika upgrade ke Mountain Lion user mesti bayar meski tidak terlalu mahal.

Tulisan di link atas jadi semacam rem. Meski masih simpang siur, lebih baik menunggu barang satu dua minggu untuk dapat keyakinan yang cukup apakah sudah cukup safe untuk upgrade. Problem dari rilis pertama software adalah: umumnya masih ‘buggy’ karena dikejar deadline sehingga tidak mendapatkan cukup waktu untuk testing. Biasanya yang kena adalah performance (speed), daya tahan battery dan kompatibilitas aplikasi yang sudah terinstall di mesin.

Jadi … lebih baik tunggu ya.