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kext cache not root?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by davidlv, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    10,8,2 ML Console error:
    2012/10/02 6:36:14.164 com.apple.kextd[18]: Can't create kext cache under / - owner not root.

    Repair possible?
  2. macrumors 68030

    Check it out. Fix permissions on the disk. It looks like a simple permissions error on the cache.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Thnks for he reply
    Tried that, using disk itility, both while running from the HD and then from the repait partition too. No fix. :(
    Deleted the system and user caches with Onyx, no fix. :(
    I suspect the permissions are wrong for the com.apple.kextd file. but I do not know what they should be. :eek:
  4. macrumors 68030

    Actually I was thinking the cache at root ( / ) had the permission error.
    So when you can it there were no errors at the cache folder?
  5. macrumors 65816

    Do you know how to fix that?
  6. macrumors 68030

    During the disk permission check if it was not correct it should be fixed automatically.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Our posts/edits are getting out of sync! LOL
    I have the same error un console after running Disk Util's permission repair.:(
  8. macrumors 68030

  9. macrumors 65816

  10. macrumors 68030

    Glad it helped.
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  12. macrumors 68030

    I don't know to be honest. I did not look into the issue other than a quick Google search for the OP.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    1. Open Terminal
    2. Type "sudo chown root:admin /"
    3. Then type "sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions" (this will force a rebuild of the kext cache)

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