OS X :: Repairing Leopard From CD / Will Have To Format?
May 2, 2009
I cannot install any updates. Get a "run preflight script" error. I've tried repairing my disc permissions to no avail. I want to repair with the disc that came with my MBP. Will I be able to just repair the OS without reformatting and reinstalling? I ask this because I have SO MANY progs (as well as parallels with winXP) and such on the mac and it would take an entire day to reinstall everything. Just wanted to know if I could avoid that.
I have a 1.8Ghz G5 (2.5Gb RAM) PowerMac here, running Leopard 10.5.8, which is used as a file server. The drives aren't RAIDed or anything. I am going to add a 2nd internal drive to it, and as a maintenance I decided to repair pemrissions before shutting it down.However, when I ran Disk Utility, I found that I cound't repair permissions at all. I could select the drive, click the botton, and the progression bar would go to the 'striped barber pole' effect that comes up as it is preparing to do something, but then it just stays there. I can cancel it, but no repairs happen.Any ideas how to get this to work or should I just use a 3rd party solution like Leopard Cache Cleaner? I'm not sure whether other software would just come up against the same issue.†
Info: iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.5 Ghz Intel i5, 4Gb RAM (work)
i got a white screen when i booted up last night, so i saw it as an opportunity to upgrade rather than trying to fix it. I popped in a fresh copy of snow leopard, it made my white screen boot up. before installing, i opened disk utility and erased my hard drive, and it automatically made a single partition, titled "untitled" and mounted it. i installed to "untitled" and turned install log, and the progress bar is empty. time remaining: about 30 minutes log: checking catalog file is the last line, and it's been there for over 1 hour. i restarted and now it says "volume headers need minor repairs" "repairing volume" and hangs there now.
Choose partition table, go to Options (see screenshot above). This step is often forgotten. It is probable that a new disk/flash has MBR table, as usual with PCs; GUID is for intel macs, APT for older PPC macs. If you want to exchange data with PCs, choose RAW, otherwise they will not be probably able to copy data unto this drive.So one first formats the partition, then the volume (partition, I suppose).However, the partition choices don't match the recommended formats:¬†
"MBR table" is presumably "Master Boot Record" (DOS/Windows only)¬†"GUID" is first here (OS X 10.4 or later on Intel Macs only)¬†"APT" is probably "Apple Partition Map" (all Macs only)¬†"RAW" is the only one recommended for both Macs and PCs,but it is not an option in the screen shot above, nor when I go to the Partition tab in my Disk Utility (v.11.5.1).¬†How do I choose RAW (to use as storage with Macs & PCs)?(Then I should erase the volume and format it as MS-DOS/Fat.)
my Leopard is running very slow and weird iTunes is all jittery and programs seem to like to spaz sometimes, so ive decided i'll reinstall leopard the thing is tho i have windows xp and dot wanna delete the partition and reinstall windows Xp its one of the most annoying things i do in life, lol anyways so can i install leopard then run the boot camp assistant and just find the boot camp partition click ok and be happy?
I often take screenshots. com > shift > 3. They used to be pictures then became PDF's and now png in Leopard. Is the average computer user able to open these without problems? Is it the sort of thing an XP user could just double click on and open without problems. If not, is there a way to convert them to PDF?
I want to format my Macbook Pro (Intel i7 2.7 GHz) and give it a fresh installation of Snow Leopard. I currently have two partitions on my 500 GB hard drive: the first one with the operative system, and the second one with all the backup data I want to save.¬†Anyone can assure me that, if I install Snow Leopard again through the installation DVD, the second partition will NOT be erased? I have partial backup of the data, but not enough space for everything on my external drives. I just want to make sure that the second partition remains untouched during the installation.¬†
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
I'm creating a Digital Cinema Package, and I need to format an external drive to Linux ex2 or ex3, and then transfer the DCP files onto it. Is there a way to do this easily from OSX? I'm fairly computer literate, but I'm mostly uneducated (and very nervous) when it comes to drive formatting, so the easier/less sketchy the better.
So I got the black screen of death on my 2.2 santa rosa macbook pro and Apple changed the logic board for free because of a known Nvidia 8600 Gt problem. The thing is now leopard doesn't run as smooth as it did before the incident. I've repaired the disk permissions, and it got a little better, but still... it doesn't feel like it was. Is there anything else I could do? Do you recommend formatting and resintalling Leopard?
I've tried copying and pasting to and from TextEdit which does have a line spacing control but Mail disregards the changes. Despite that Mail sometimes does respect the line spacing of pasted text from some other sources, eg from internet browsers.¬†
Being HTML email, there's no guarrenty the recipient will see the same formatting but from Mail ‚ÄĒ> Mail should be fine yes?
Info: Dual 1.8GHz G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Wacom 6x11"
I frequently use Preview to annotate PDFs and screen shots, and every time I add a text box annotation it is formatted to center the text in the box.† Is there any way to change that so that text is aligned with the left side of the box?
I have a an old G4 running Mac 10.3.5 that I need to update to 10.3.9 to run a program. The machine has a long boot time so I'm worried it might die soon.
Anyways I am wondering if I should click "repair permissions" and/or "verify permissions" before I do the 10.3.9 combo update. Will this increase the chances that the 10.3.9 update will not cause problems? Or can repairing permissions itself cause trouble?
I have never repaired or verified permissions on this machine.
I tried to repair my HD but it said that I needed to boot from my install disc and repair then using disk utility. If I boot from the Snow Leopard install disc and then repair my HD, am I going to have to re-install Snow Leopard?
I just did a clean install, and load my backup from Time Machine. When I tried to repair permission, I got lots of errors. It says it is being repaired.. but the next time I run, the problem retains. And there is also one SUID problem that has not been repaired..
Repairing permissions for "Macintosh HD" ACL found but not expected on "private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf". Repaired "private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf". ACL found but not expected on "private/etc/apache2/users". Repaired "private/etc/apache2/users". ACL found but not expected on "private/etc/postfix/main.cf". Repaired "private/etc/postfix/main.cf". ACL found but not expected on "private/etc/postfix/main.cf.default". Repaired "private/etc/postfix/main.cf.default". ACL found but not expected on "Library/Preferences/Audio". Repaired "Library/Preferences/Audio". ACL found but not expected on "Library/Preferences/com.apple.alf.plist". Repaired "Library/Preferences/com.apple.alf.plist". Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired. ACL found but not expected on "System/Library/Keychains/X509Anchors". Repaired "System/Library/Keychains/X509Anchors". ACL found but not expected on "private/etc/hostconfig". Repaired "private/etc/hostconfig". ACL found but not expected on "private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd". Repaired "private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd". ACL found but not expected on "private/var/yp/binding". Repaired "private/var/yp/binding". Permissions repair complete
I have an external multimedia disk currently formated in NTFS microsoft format. I'd like to be able to copy content to it from my Mac and a PC so I thought to format it in FAT 32. can anyone tell me if there is a size limit to FAT32. what are the major limitations of FAT 32 vs NTFS
I'm running Snow Leopard on my new Macbook Pro. I've got a 1.5TB External hard drive that I'm trying to figure out how to format in HFS+ with Apple Partition Map. I can figure out how to format in HFS using Disk Utility, however it still does it in GUID format and I do not know how to do it in Apple Partition Map.
Googleing this for hours has lead with all kinds of information on how to go to GUID FROM Apple Partition Map but not the other way around. I know GUID is the new hottness.. but this drive will be used exclusively to connect to my XBOX 360 and it supposedly only reads HFS+ when its formatted with Apple Partition Map. (I have tried it with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with GUID, and the XBOX does NOT recognize it) I do not want to use Fat 32, (I know that that is the other major option) beacuse it limits file size.
I am running a MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo, 4GB SDRAM on Snow Leopard 10.6 and when repairing permissions, I get this message: Warning SUID 'system/library/core services/remote management/ ARDAgent app/contents/ Mac OS/ ARDAgent' has been modified and will not be repaired.
I've had little luck with getting uniform backlighting on the LED Cinema Displays, and after my second exchange, Apple wants to start taking a look at my display before I exchange again. Unfortunately I live a long way away from any Apple Stores, so driving up to one isn't really an option.
But in any case, getting a good display seems to be somewhat of a lottery - I've been wondering if perhaps a repair is a better option. I'm going to be moving to a city with an Apple store later this year - since that will fall within my 1 year warranty, do you think they'd repair my display later in the year? And can the ACDs even be repaired, or is it more of a replacement?
Lately I've noticed that when I repair permissions, it's the same files that keep appearing the log of files being "repaired"... which leads me to believe they're not actually being repaired at all.
It's at the point where I can repair permissions once, generating a log of repaired files, and then if I repair permissions again immediately afterwards (whether I've closed and reopened Disk Utility in the mean time or not), the same exact list of files appears as being repaired.
I've been having some real odd things going on with Snow Leopard. I thought that repairing permissions and repairing the disk may help. I ran the tests, but there are errors that look like they cannot be fixed. Below I posted the log file from Disk Utility:
Code: 2009-12-16 15:44:25 -0700: Disk Utility started. 2009-12-16 15:45:12 -0700: Repairing permissions for "Macintosh HD" 2009-12-16 15:46:43 -0700: Permissions differ on "usr/share/derby", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are lrwxr-xr-x . 2009-12-16 15:46:43 -0700: Repaired "usr/share/derby". 2009-12-16 15:47:09 -0700: Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired. 2009-12-16 15:48:55 -0700: 2009-12-16 15:48:55 -0700: Permissions repair complete 2009-12-16 15:48:55 -0700:
What I should do since Disk Utility won't repair the problem?