YES OR NO: Can I repair permissions on an iMac running 10.4 with my 10.5 disks?

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  1. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    I've got a PowerMac G5 and I'm working on my friends iMac G4.
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't sound like a good idea. You don't need a disk to repair permissions though.
     
  3. HLdan macrumors 603

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    You don't need the install disk to repair permissions, it's done in Disk Utility.

    Path=Finder-Applications-Utilities-Disk Utility.
     
  4. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. atluten macrumors 6502

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    I think disk repair is out of the question as well, as it checks file directories and such against what the Leopard directory should look like, not a Tiger one.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    A bit late on the response, but in case future readers read this, I don't want them to have bad info.


    Permissions Repair, sure. But I wouldn't do it, no. It uses BOMs for Leopard, which may or may not differ from that of Tiger. Who knows what odd behavior the Mac might exhibit after that?

    Disk Repair, sure. It's not much more than a GUI'd fsck front end. No harm there.
     

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