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Old Jun 9, 2008, 04:42 AM   #1
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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.

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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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I know the answer is comically late, but maybe it'll help someone else. Apparently you can only repair permissions on the boot drive.
But I wonder if Onyx will allow you to verify and repair permissions on that drive? It's free, but be careful with it if you are not familiar with it's higher end functions

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx
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