2 illegal names found via Disk Repair

Discussion in 'macOS' started by YS2003, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I ran disk repair from disk utlitity (only checking as you cannot perform repair on the start-up drive) since I had some froze-up with iPod restore with my 15" Al PB. I found 2 errors which says 2 illegal names. So, out of curiosity, I check desk for my iBook and 12" PP and 15" Ti PB as well. Interestingly, iBook and 12" PB also had the exact error messages (2 illegal names). Ti was in good shape. So, repaired those disks via the target mode. Wasn't it odd 3 Macs had the same errrors?
  2. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    i don't think it is just you. two of my computers have both had this problem, and so has one of my friends on his 20" iMac. I think that Apple may have changed something in one of their updates which has caused this problem. but, as you and i both have figured out, it can be easily fixed by Repairing the disk from a OS X CD/DVD-ROM installer disc.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

    It might be easier to use fsck next time. Also, newer Macs (Macs that have Journaled file systems to be specific) sometimes give benign error messages. :)

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