Disk Utility Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fader, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. fader macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    I've got a problem...Yesterday I was trying to repair permissions and disk utility got so far and then said it had lost connection. I restarted it a few times and everytime it got to what seemed to be the same point it lost connection.

    I have never had this problem before and don't know how to fix it.

    Has anyone experienced this problem? It is a sign of more problems to come?
    And the most important question - HOW to fix it?

    -Brian
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  3. anothernewbie macrumors member

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    Repair permissions glitch

    This is a problem with OS 10.3.x and the latest iTunes update. Two specific files must be removed from HD>Library>Reciepts: itunes.pkg and itunes4.pkg (they can be put on the desktop). Then repair permissions will work. The files can then be replaced into receipts.
     
  4. dontpanic macrumors regular

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    i have this same problem but i don't see a folder called receipts..

    what do i do?
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    You're not looking in the right place...

    /Library/Receipts

    The Library folder at the root of your hard drive, NOT the one in your home folder.
     
  6. allan_zip macrumors regular

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    i have this problem too.

    I removed the two files to the desktop and repaired permissions. It all worked. I put the two files back in receipts and tried to repair again (just to see if it had fixed itself) and got the same lost connection message again.
    Do i need to trash those two files and reinstall itunes 6.0.2?

    Edit: That worked, so i guess the answer is yes!
     
  7. anothernewbie macrumors member

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    The Apple Tech advised me to return the files to receipts and repeat the temporary file removal if I wanted to repair permissions in the fulture. I believe he told me that if I simply deleted these files I would have problems updating iTunes when an update was released.
     
  8. anothernewbie macrumors member

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    The latest iTunes update, 6.0.3, has solved this problem for me with OS 10.3.9.
     

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