problem at disk utility

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  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

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    ran disk utility to see if everything is ok
    clicked on verify permissions and i got an ok
    clicked on verify disk and it says that
    the volume header needs minor repair
    what is that and what do i have to do about it?
    thanks
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    If your disk needs repair, then you repair it. What's so hard about the concept?
     
  3. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Ummm i dont think that is helpful. Maybe the OP does not know how to do that...

    Basically put in your OS Disk and instead of formatting the drive and installing you can run Disk Utility from the disk. This method allows you to not only verify your disk but to Repair the disk. I think this can also be done by running -fsck or the like in single user mode.
     
  4. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i know how to do that,i'm not a retard
    i'm asking if you know what that specific problem is
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, it could well just be a benign error however I'd run fsck all the same.

    I try to use fsck instead of the OSX disks because fsck is kept up to date with the system but the disks are not. The last major change to fsck was 10.4.2 so if your OSX disks post-date that, then use them by all means. :)
     
  6. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so basically its ok and i dont need to take action to fix it,yes?
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Erm, probably. I'd run fsck just to be sure though. It shouldn't take very long. :)
     
  8. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So did it work? You need to keep running it until it makes no repairs. :)
     
  10. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    just because you don't have to run it doesnt mean you shouldn't. i had the same issue. fsck fixed it first try, only takes like 2 minutes.
     
  11. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Also, a minor problem can become a major problem with no discernable reason or time frame. FSCK that drive.
     
  12. dmetzcher macrumors regular

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    Um, no. No one has said that. You should fix it. It might not be terribly important right now, but a small issue can become a larger issue later, when coupled with other minor problems.
     

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