Originally Posted by zoff
A trojan destroyed your file system?! On OS X?
Yeah, Jord identified the one I gotóbut not the reason I got it, ha and ha.
I still don't know where it came from. I was getting the beach ball more and more frequently, and for longer stretches of time, when I finally booted from DVD and had a look at the disk with Disk Utility I saw that it was eating the file system nodes. Repair was unsuccessful; I had no choice but to wipe it clean.