Can't repair permissions on pbook g4 in target disk mode to imac

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  1. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2009
    Very strange message this that I am getting. I have my pbook g4 in target disk mode and I am trying to make a superduper backup but I get "Error starting permissions repair for disk1s3 Powerbook-G4-#1: Operation not supported for the Mac OS X version on the targeted disk (-9950)".

    Disk utility doesn't have repair permissions enabled. So, I 've only done a repair disk on the target disk which a journaled hfs+.

    I've backuped this way again, so it's very strange what might be triggering this issue...:(
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Is the iMac running OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard, if so this might be why:

    :apple: About Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions feature

    In Mac OS X v10.6.x, Disk Utility can only verify/repair permissions of other Mac OS X v10.6.x disks. If you need to verify/repair a Mac OS X v10.5.x or earlier Mac OS X version, you will need to use a Leopard or earlier disk.​
  3. Arrandale macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010

    Why can't you repair disk permissions natively?
  4. applesupergeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2009
    yeah, that's it! Thanks guys.

    Superduper repairs permissions before backup, but you can turn this off, do it first natively, and then in target disk mode just take the backup.

    Thanks so much, I would never have figured this out on my own.:apple:

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