Problem with OS X? Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by millerrh, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. millerrh macrumors 6502

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    Check out the screen capture.

    This is the 4th or 5th time in a few months I've gotten an error like this. I'll run repair permissions from the OS X DVD and it will fix it. Then a few weeks later I get this type of error again. What do you think is going on? Should I reformat my hard drive? Or just keep repairing my disk from the OS X install DVD like I've been doing?
     

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  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I never repair the Disk Permissions using another OS.
    Your Mac OS X-boot HD could be another build of Mac OS X than the CD/DVD, and therefore have different permissions definitions.
    Take, for instance, the Widget permissions on a later build of Tiger, compared to the retail Mac OS X 10.4 DVD.

    So, for "repair permissons", I use the Disk Utility app of the booted system.

    For File System checks & repairs (like your screenshot tells you), I boot into Single User mode, and repair the disk from there:
    Boot with < COMMAND > < S > pressed.
    You get a terminal-like black screen with white letters.
    Then type: fsck -fy < ENTER >

    This does the verify and repair of the bootvolume.

    With every "repair" type: reboot < ENTER >, and do the process all over again, until "the volume < NAME OF HD > seems to be ok" appears.
    Then, just type: reboot < ENTER >
     
  3. millerrh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you so much! That did the trick. I'll have to write that down somewhere so I don't forget it.
     

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