Can't repair permissions 10.5.1

Discussion in 'macOS' started by agentphish, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. agentphish macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    Hi, my powerbook 1.5ghz is running 10.5.1, clean install from about a month ago. Stuffit locked up and I had assumed that i could just force quit, but i think it was running some background process... So i tried to launch activity monitor...

    Which popped up a box saying "activity monitor can not start because of incorrect file permissions" which I thought was strange.

    So I tried to go repair them with disk utility during which the status bar would get like 1/5 of the way through and just sit there. I let it sit for 45 minutes and didn't make any progress so I stopped it.

    I tried rebooting the machine and booted to the leopard DVD to use the disk utility there but it happened too, it got nowhere when I tried to repair.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
    Thanks.
     
  2. benlee macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    I have no suggestions on what you should do, but I do know that under leopard repairing permission takes quite some time. Try verifying and then repairing....I have a feeling that disk utility is not as stable as it was under leopard. However, it is cool that you can partition non-destructively.

    My only advice would be to keep trying and I suggest you try doing it through the Leopard DVD again.
     
  3. stoneage macrumors regular

    stoneage

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    It takes much longer with 10.5, and this report is worrying me. Anyone know what the problem may be?
     

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  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    >stoneage

    Normal, don't worry about it. Ignore it.

    >agentphish

    Have you tried safe boot?
     
  5. agentphish thread starter macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    Nope, how do I safe boot?
    I was also thinking i might try drive genius...Thanks.
     
  6. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    mine is doing the same thing. Just noticed it tonight and came to look for an answer. Thanks for any and all help that is given.

    I can not verify or repair permissions on my imac. Safari was running slow so I thought i would try that. Glad I did and noticed a problem. I shutdown and restarted and safari is running fine now, but still can not verify or repair permissions.
     
  7. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    Got it thanks all. At first I thought I had a problem. But thanks to the mac rumor gang I am good to go. It took about 20 minutes to verify and repair permissions. Good to go now! :D
     

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