My macs hard drive is read only !

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by cogsinister, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    Since installing Lion i notice my MacBooks hard drive is read only....if i want to create a folder or write anything to my hard drive i have to authenticate it with my password...how on earth do i get back to normal ?

    I need to install java runtime and it fails because the installer cant write to the hard drive..

    Apart from this Lion is great !
     
  2. kashkha macrumors member

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    I've noticed the same thing, it seems you need to be root to create new folders in the root directory.
     
  3. cogsinister thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought i was root.....how do i get to be root ?
     

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