Using install disk to "Repair Disk"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tsd57, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. tsd57 macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    When I run my "verify disk" , I get the message:

    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Incorrect size for file Flash CS3 MRU
    (It should be 0 instead of 286)
    2 %)
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume free block count
    (It should be 4029724 instead of 4027063)
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    So, I know that I need to use my Mac OSX install disk to run the "repair disk" command. My Question is, do I need to use the same 10.4 disk that came with my computer, or can I use another 10.4 disk.

    I'm wondering, because my friend's disk is 10.4.6, and my system (when new) might have been newer than that. I know that everyone updates the OS when new versions come out, but I'm not sure if I need my exact install disk. ?

    p.s. does anyone know why this error occurred? I'm about to install Leopard, so I want things to be in good condition.
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  3. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    If you have an intel Mac, you'll need the disk that came with your computer - retail builds of Tiger were PPC only.

    Alternatively if the DVD isn't available, boot into single user mode (Hold down CMD + S on boot) and once you get to the command line type the following:

    fsck -fy

    Let it do its thing - if you get a message saying that 'File system was modified' run the same command again. When finished, type "reboot" (without the quotes) to ..err... reboot ;)

    That should sort it
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    The Apple document says
    "Note: If you're using Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you should use Disk Utility instead of fsck, whenever possible."

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