Clean Install 10.6 to Cure broken disk permissions?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 2006MB, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. 2006MB macrumors newbie

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    My wife's 2006 MacBook has bogged down horribly over time. When I checked it with Disk Utilities, Disk Verification reports it is fine, but I found dozens of faulty Disk Permissions, including an especially ominous one:

    "Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired."

    So I backed-up up her data, both using Time Machine and copying the files using the Finder. I erased and formatted the HD, ran my SnowLeopard System Install DVD, and restored her data via Time Machine [knowing this might possibly bring some of the junk back, as it was not a truly 'clean install'.

    The broken permissions were there, in the new SnowLeopard system on the erased HD. I ran a pass of Repair Disk Permissions; it indicated it repaired each one except the one above, but when I ran Verify Disk Permissions again, dozens of broken permissions were listed.

    So, I re-erased the HD, installed only SnowLeopard from the DVD and did the software updates via System Preferences. At this point I have NOT restored any of my wife's files or data - nothing. And the broken permissions are back again.

    Any idea what is wrong? I am baffled? HELP!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    There is a list from Apple of file permissions that are always incorrect and safe to ignore. That file happens to be one of them.
     
  3. 2006MB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you recommending that I can just ignore all of them, or just the one you know is on the list?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    If you run it twice and the same errors show up, they're typically safe to ignore.
     

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