A lil issue that i shouldnt be getting with the installer??

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  1. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

    MWPULSE

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    I have been trying to download and install some freeware/shareware.. (free) apps this evening but unfortunately i cant because i get an error message (see attached) is there anyway to change this?? dont particularly want to have to get the disks out, but if i have to i can :)

    *i have tried resetting permissions etc with mainmenu, i dont think that its related to mainmenu because it was working fine before this evening! :)

    Thanks alot peeps
    PTP
     
  2. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    i don't see anything attached to this. I'll bet your drunk and think you are using a PC!!!
     
  3. MWPULSE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL!!

    no unfortunately not, i dont even dream of using PCs nowadays, not even after excessive cheese eating the evening before..

    I am afraid its just me being stupid, and not realising for 1 hour

    NOOOOW!! its attached :)
     
  4. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    Still no attachments, see you are Drunk!
     
  5. MWPULSE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nooo i aint drunk, just being impatient with safari 4 beta :)


    its definitely there now, i know, i saaw it with me own eyes :D

    PTP
     

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  6. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    repair your disk permissions.

    utilities folder-->disk utility-->repair permissions

    and also try switching users
     
  7. MWPULSE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Went n tried that i had an error screen come up straight away

    i took a screen shot, and copied the log from console

    **********
    2009-03-21 07:55:08 +0000: Disk Utility started.

    2009-03-21 07:55:19 +0000: Repairing permissions for “Macintosh HD”
    2009-03-21 07:55:20 +0000: Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit.2009-03-21 07:55:20 +0000:
    2009-03-21 07:55:20 +0000: Disk Utility stopped repairing permissions on “Macintosh HD” because the following error was encountered:

    The underlying task reported failure on exit.
    2009-03-21 07:55:20 +0000: Permissions repair complete
    2009-03-21 07:55:20 +0000:
    2009-03-21 07:55:20 +0000:


    Whats wrong with my Mac?? it would seem that the disk permissions are screwed up right? i had to do a restore from Time machine, of my other mac onto this one, because i fiddled too extensively with settings.. thus Time Machine :) After i did that though, i did notice that the apps folder wouldnt let me change permissions so i have a loaaada folders in there Adobe Flash..... (from old mac) or Device Central... (from old mac)

    Is it time to dig through the disks??

    also i tried repairing permissions using mainmenu, it didnt report any thing abnormal

    thanks
    PTP
     

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  8. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    Try shutting down your system and starting over.
    If that dont work, I would start digging but try it sober!
     
  9. MWPULSE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    havent had any alcohol today!! asides from the fact its 8am where i am lol..

    I wasnt out last night, i spent the whole evening on macrumors because im particularly saaad :) friday night and all

    PTP

    edit;
    I have now gone, found the disk shoved it in. Repaired permissions in the disk utility from the disk. Repaired the HD, verified it all, booted it all up.. tried my 2 different means of testing the authentication and disk permissions etc.. it would seem its all to no avail.. dont particularly want to have to reinstall the whole shebang, i spent most of the evening making my system looking all nice n fluffy would be a bit of a parlarva sorting it all out at the other end!!

    what you all reckon??

    cheers
    PTP
     
  10. MWPULSE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    anyone?? admittedly the world wont blow up if i dont find an answer, but it would be nice to get one :)

    Cheers again in advance

    PTP
     
  11. MWPULSE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    anyone got any ideas as to what to do next?? dont particularly want to reinstall leopard again, got some projects that i would much rather do instead

    Thanks
    :apple:
    PTP
    :apple:
     

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