Disk Utility in 10.11

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Cuniac, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    So they updated Disk Utility in 10.11 and its awful. They no longer have Repair Disk and Repair Permissions just First Aid. When I run First Aid it does not repair my permissions. How do I do this in 10.11???
     
  2. iBug2 macrumors 68040

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  3. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Because?
     
  4. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    From Apple:

    It was also one of those things that gave people a warm fuzzy feeling, but in reality did little to help.

    -Kevin
     
  5. Homer69 macrumors newbie

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    How about the inability to setup RAID volumes?
     
  6. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Disk verification and repair are fused and known as “First aid”. Permissions repair is obsolete due to System Integrity Protection and Apple’s automatic permissions repair in the system installer and software updater.
     
  7. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    hmm interesting. I didn't run the beta this is the first I'm learning about this.
     
  8. fisherking macrumors 601

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    funny thing, there's a whole thread here with people trying to figure out how to repair permissions anyway...because they have to do it... :rolleyes:...
     
  9. mpfuchs macrumors regular

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    Why don't people read through the forums BEFORE they install new software to see if there are any issues that may arise for them.
    There have been people discussing most of those issues on this and other message boards since June.
     
  10. KALLT macrumors 601

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    It’s really funny to see how many people notice that something as borderline useful as permissions repair is gone. :)
     
  11. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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    use the terminal


    create a RAID-0 DISK-A DISK-B
    diskutil createRAID stripe VOLNAME JHFS+ disk0 disk1

    create a RAID-1
    diskutil createRAID mirror VOLNAME JHFS+ disk0 disk1

    diskutil destroyRAID VOLNAME

    diskutil repairMIRROR RAID-1 disk0 <- disk which replaces the failed one

    diskutil appleRAID list
     
  12. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    I really hope they return that function to DU GUI.
     
  13. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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    I highly doubt that. reason? there's not a single mac in the product line that can hold two identical drives.
     
  14. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    While true, my cMP is still supported and under AppleCare until 2016, so surely they realize it's still useful and used by many. Granted, it is becoming less appealing with the speed of SSDs vs Rotational, but it's still useful to many users. I just don't see the NEED to remove it.
     
  15. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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    full ACK! I also miss the ability to burn CD/DVDs very much, I use this all the time. another step into dumbing down OS X...
     
  16. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    Wow I didn't realize that was gone, I use Toast. I guess there'll be 3rd party options for RAID too
     
  17. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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    of course there's SoftRAID http://www.softraid.com (AFAIK they are ex-Apple engineers). or Apple used their code for the OS X RAID functionality..? not sure anymore about this. ancient history ;)
     
  18. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Use the Finder?
     
  19. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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    to burn ISO files? does this work?
     
  20. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Of course. Right-click on a disk image (.dmg, .iso) and select ‘Burn Disk Image [disk image name] to Disk’. When you do this on any other file type, it will just say ‘Burn [file name] to Disk’ and burn the file itself. Finder probably uses the exact same underlying utility as Disk Utility (hdiutil) and you can do this from Terminal too: hdiutil burn [options] <image>
     
  21. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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    Apple got inspired by Microsoft ;-) thnx! very useful hint, I didn't know that!

    EDIT
    and the option only shows up if there's a CD drive connected to the Mac.
     
  22. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Well… duh. o_O Finder had this built in for a looong time.
     
  23. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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    I'm getting old... :D I always used Disk Utility to burn ISOs.
     
  24. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    That's not true. It did clean up a few small problems and was good practice.
    If it is indeed squared away with this update - I'm all for it.
     
  25. robbents99 macrumors regular

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    So is First Aid finding my HD corrupt is a bad thing? Or is just a glitch? I've run disk utility before and it didn't find tell me it was corrupt.
     

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