Disk Utility Error

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wngraham, May 16, 2007.

  1. wngraham macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    Tonight I was trying to run Onyx and got the "Cannot Verify Permissions" error, so I booted from the 10.4 install disc and got the dreaded "Disk Utility Lost Connection with the Disk Management Tool" message.

    I've searched all over and the only solution I could find involved deleting the iTunes packages in the receipts folder....only one problem, I already did that 3 months ago when I first got this error. I double checked and those files are still gone, so that's not it.

    Like I stated above, I ran into this a few months ago, followed the instructions, and have verified/repaired permissions weekly ever since then with no error. I don't think I've installed any new apps or updates since the last time it ran successfully.

    Are there any other solutions to this problem? Any other package files that need to be moved and/or deleted?
  2. wngraham thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    Just remembered I installed the software for my new wireless Mighty Mouse earlier tonight. Could that have caused it?
  3. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2006
    never verify permissions from your install disk.

    as your software changes/updates etc, your permissions change. when you verify permissions from your install disk, you are changing the permissions back to that of the original software -- not what you want to do.

    always verify permissions from the disk your software is on.

    ex: if your install disk is osx 10.4.1 and you have upgraded to osx 10.4.9
    then your permissions from the install disk will wreak havoc with your permissions because it tries to change the permissions BACK to the way they were when you were using 10.4.1

    the verify permissions only works on system software ONLY. it has nothing to do with all the other apps and files you are using.
  4. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    Resurrecting this thread.

    I am having the same problems too. I have a G4 1.33 iBook, with 10.4.10, and while preparing it for the 10.4.11 update, I had the same issues :(

    Disk Utility loses connection with the internal drive when verifying or repairing permissions. I've run it from in OSX and also from the install DVD.

    I thought maybe going ahead with the update to 10.4.11 might sort it out.

    No luck. After updating, Disk Utility still cannot verify or repair permissions.

    Everything else seems to work fine, but I have no idea what the long term consequences are of this problem.

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