Hello, I have a white macbook 2.4ghz Core 2 Duo with Mac OS 10.6.7. I recently tried to partition my drive with disk utility but got an error. I googled the error, and people recommended verifying my hard disk with Disk Utility. I tried this and got this message: Looking at the Disk Utility Log, I see this: Invalid directory item count (It should be 32 instead of 30) ... The volume Macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired. Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk. So I pulled out the system DVD that came with my computer (scratchless and never used before), and tried to boot from that. I tried booting holding C, changing the boot disk, and running the installer file then clicking restart. All of these lead to the same spot: I get a boot chime, then the DVD spins for a minute or two. Then it stops. The Apple logo never comes up. The computer just sits at the white screen forever (I've left it up for 20+ minutes). I also tried booting from my GF's DVD (she has an older aluminum macbook), and with that I run into a different problem: the machine boots to the apple logo then kernel panics. I can't figure out what the problem is. The computer runs absolutely fine when I boot it from the hard disk, but I want to make a disk partition (I want to try running Haiku OS), and besides, it makes me nervous to keep running on a disk with issues. I've tried resetting the PRAM and the PMU. Neither of these give me any luck. CDs and DVDs load and run fine otherwise.