Noob migration mess! Need help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kustomfreak, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. kustomfreak macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2012
    Hi guys,

    I'm a Mac noob and I recently did a fresh install and migration off of a clone disk that I made on a dying drive. I tried to use the same name on the new machine as the old and once I used the Migration assistant (after creating the account and installing the new os 10.6) Both user accounts were insanely slow.

    My guess was (from reading forums) that permissions issues were created so I ran "Permission Verify" on the whole disk from the Install Disk and there are tons of "open error 5: "Input/output error"s coming up.

    1) Should I repair permissions from the install disk or the user account

    2) Which User account should I use to repair permissions? They are both set up as Admin.

    Thanks in advance!!!!!!
  2. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2006
    Washington State
    I recommend against using Migration Assistant from a failing disk.

    If the disk is still readable, I would recommend that you copy user data ONLY (ie copy your users' home folders from the User folder) to another disk. Then make a clean installation of the OS on your internal drive, recreate your users and manually copy their data in, then do a permission repair.

    Use your bootable installation media to repair disk permissions.

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