Volume Bit Map needs minor repair ?


CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
Simple - just boot from your OSX DVD (Command-C during boot up) and run Disk ujtility from the DVD (under the Utilities menu) and do a Repair Disk

Problem solved.

The thing is: Disk utility cannot Repair a disk, while the machine is booted from that disk. That's where the 'failure on exit' thing comes from
 

DA-Steve

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 2, 2007
122
0
Adelaide Australia
Simple - just boot from your OSX DVD (Command-C during boot up) and run Disk ujtility from the DVD (under the Utilities menu) and do a Repair Disk

Problem solved.

The thing is: Disk utility cannot Repair a disk, while the machine is booted from that disk. That's where the 'failure on exit' thing comes from
wow that was fast hehe.. thanks mate ill give it a go!
 

gixxstar

macrumors newbie
Apr 15, 2008
1
0
Newbie alert

Before I get started, yes this is my first mac so I need some help.

I tried the procedure above but I couldn't get it to work...:confused:

Could I get some more detail on the steps for this?

Thanks,
Gixx
 

yanksfan17994

macrumors newbie
Jun 4, 2008
8
0
I dont have the disk ]-=

Ok so i seem to have misplaced my leopard start up disks:(:confused:, and i really need to reapair this thing, anyone got another answer?
thanks!
can you also email ur response to mgoalie9@aol.com thanks
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
10,650
28
USA
Use File System Check at the UNIX command prompt

Restart your Mac in Single-User Mode. Run File System Check:

  1. Restart.
  2. Press [ cmd ]+[ s ] until the command prompt appears.
  3. Type fsck -fy.
  4. When you get back the command prompt, repeat Step 3 until there are no additional repairs.
  5. Type exit.
 

yanksfan17994

macrumors newbie
Jun 4, 2008
8
0
Restart your Mac in Single-User Mode. Run File System Check:

  1. Restart.
  2. Press [ cmd ]+[ s ] until the command prompt appears.
  3. Type fsck -fy.
  4. When you get back the command prompt, repeat Step 3 until there are no additional repairs.
  5. Type exit.
sorry im new at this thing where do i type fsck -fy
 

The General

macrumors 601
Jul 7, 2006
4,826
1
Yeah, I'm not entirely sure what happened here. Why are there three threads with almost the exact same title from three different people?

I mean, thanks for searching, but no thanks for three bumps on the same topic. :(
 

Sun Baked

macrumors G5
May 19, 2002
14,874
57
how do i do this?
You already quoted the directions.

fsck is file system check

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Funny thing is -- click on desktop -- go to help -- type 'single user'

Get this

To start up in single-user mode:

Choose Apple menu > Restart, or press the power button if the computer is turned off.

1. Press Command-S as the computer starts up.

2. The computer screen is black with standard white text.

You can now run the UNIX commands that you want.
When you go into single user mode, there are directions on the screen for using fsck.