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Oct 20, 2009

My internal disks have become locked (small padlock bottom left corner of finder icon). My boot disk is not locked but I can't access it either. The problems started after I tried to upgrade OSX 10.5.6 to 10.5.8. I started getting permission errors and then my disks locked up.

My boot disk was running 10.4.11, but I needed to run an app which required 10.5, so I installed 10.5.6 and then did a combo update to 10.5.8 and the problems started.

I have three internal disks on a PPC G4 mac two are still running 10.4.11. I have tried to reinstall from my 10.4 system disk, but I can't seem to write to the locked disk.

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