|Jun 9, 2008, 03:42 AM||#1|
Verify and Repair Disk Permissions Buttons Grayed / Greyed Out
I have two 500GB drives in my Mac Pro. The second drive, Drive Two, which I was using as my Time Machine drive, started giving me errors (Time Machine errors) that it could not complete the backup because it could not write to the volume.
So, I was going to do a verify / repair permissions. But the option on the Drive Two volume is grayed out. I can "verify disk" or "repair disk" no problem (and get no errors). But the verify/repair disk permissions buttons are grayed out.
I tried booting from the OSX DVD and the Disk Utility did the same thing. I can verify / repair disk permissions on the boot drive (Drive One) with no problems. But not on Drive Two.
Also when I do a "get info" on that Drive Two volume (inside the Disk Utility) I see this pesky little thing in the infobox:
Owners Enabled : Yes
Can Turn Owners Off : Yes
Can Repair Permissions : No
Can Be Verified : Yes
Can Be Repaired : Yes
Can Be Formatted : Yes
Bootable : Yes
Supports Journaling : Yes
Journaled : Yes
Disk Number : 1
Partition Number : 2
I can't figure out why this is. Any ideas?
I've already tried cleaning the drive entirely, deleting the partition, re-creating the partition and re-formatting. Same issue.
Mac Pro 2x2.66 DC Xeon
|Dec 8, 2011, 06:48 AM||#2|
I know the answer is comically late, but maybe it'll help someone else. Apparently you can only repair permissions on the boot drive.
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|Dec 8, 2011, 06:52 AM||#3|
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