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Miniguide to fixing Volume-Filesystem errors
Authored by: Doc-Izzy on Apr 29, '11 10:51:44AM

My 2nd tip is for PowerPC users. Here is a quick & easy way to check your drive when you are experiencing problems:

Boot into Open Firmware (single-user) and type in "dir hd:\"
Some of the responses you might get & what you can do:
 
"bad vhb" This can usually be fixed with Disk Utility

"bad MTR pointer" Also can usually be fixed with Disk Utility

If a directory listing of the drive's root appears it can most likely be fixed with Disk Utility but may need DiskWarrior or an erase/re-formatting.

"Can't open the dir device" is almost always a failed drive.

Hope this helps someone!



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