Cloned disk having problems with Mail and Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bhennies, May 16, 2004.

  1. Bhennies macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2004
    NYC & Baltimore
    Hi, my cloned boot disk is having problems with Mail and Safari. In Safari, whenever I try to enter anything into a text field, it types a letter or two and then the spinning wheel comes up indefinitely. Mail launches invisibly. I tried trashing the prefereces and even cloned the disk again. Anyone have any suggestions?

    p.s. Everything works fine when I boot from the internal HD and when i create a new admin account on the external boot disk.

  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    How are you cloning the disk?

    did you repair permissions in the cloned disk? if you don't clone right, permissions can be all sorts of messed up.

  3. MarkDouma macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2004
    Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    I'm also curious what method you used to do the "cloning".

    I recently used the "Restore" tab of Panther's Disk Utility (which uses the 'asr' Apple Software Restore tool) to clone the 7 partitions of one 80 GB to another 80 GB. The end result left many files and folders on my user partition which were owned by root, and which I didn't have access to, until I fixed the permissions on them myself.

    You can use the following AppleScript to check for any files in your home folder that have ownership that isn't your own. (Note, I'm using 'sudo'—that's what 'with administrator privileges' equates to—to be able to search inside of any root-owned folders that might ordinarily cause access denied errors.)

    If you're using Panther, the link should open up in Script Editor, then just press the green "Play" button and enter your password when prompted.

    Hope this helps....
    [This script was automatically tagged for color coded syntax by Convert Script to Markup Code]
  4. Bhennies thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2004
    NYC & Baltimore
    Hi sorry for taking a minute. I'm using Carbon Copy Cloner.

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