Disk Utility & Leopard - Errors?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by keithos27, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. keithos27 macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2006
    I've noticed now on two different machines errors in Disk Utility (when loaded from the Mac OS X Installer DVD) when I try to either erase or zero the disk. I've seen three different error messages depending on the order of events:

    - Zero disk failed
    - Resource busy
    - Unable to open disk

    I've seen these problems on both the 10.5.0 and 10.5.1 DVDs. Never noticed this problem in 10.4.x.

    The only "solution" I've seen so far has been to quit Disk Utility and then re-launch it.

    Anyone else experiencing this? Is this a known/documented error? Any info would be great.

  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    I've had the "resource busy" error before while repairing permissions but just
    tried again and was ok. Have just had a quick look through the apple support
    pages and cant find any mention of it there

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