Permission Repair Not Completing-SR MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SubaruNation555, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

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    I got a new SR MacBook Pro yesterday. After I had installed Leopard and all my software and other files I figured a permissions repair might clean some things up. I repaired permissions but about 30 seconds in the progress bar froze in one location. I gave it 5 minutes to move but it didn't make any progress. At that point the fans came on so I checked what was making the comp so hot. Activity monitor showed installdb as the process taking up 75-90% of the CPU. I quit disk utility and restarted and the process was gone. Any idea what the deal is? Thanks.

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  2. SubaruNation555 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried booting from the Leopard CD and opening Disk Utility that way but when I prompted it to repair permissions, the progress bar just candy caned for about 5 minutes. When I booted normally and tried running a permissions repair again it said: "Disk Aid Failed: The underlying task reported failure on exit."
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    There is a bug in Leopard that makes repairing permissions take forever (10-30min). The bar seems to be frozen for a while and then it starts moving but you'll end up with 9 errors. Apple knows about it, says it's harmless and we're assuming they'll fix it in the next update (10.5.2).
     
  4. SubaruNation555 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the response, glad to know it's not just my computer. I am always a little paranoid with something like a new computer.
     
  5. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    I still think Apple should have fixed this by 10.5.1... Grr.
     

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