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Sorry, no, it won't work.
Authored by: Chas on Nov 19, '04 11:28:32PM

I regret to inform you that this procedure will not work correctly. You cannot repair permissions on the boot drive. You cannot run diskutil or Disk Utilities.app on the drive you are repairing. It will appear to work but it does not.
The correct procedure is to boot from some other volume (like the Install CD) and run the app from there, applying the repairs to the target (nonbooted) volume.



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Sorry, no, it won't work.
Authored by: mastige on Nov 19, '04 11:55:51PM

It is possible to repair permissions on the boot drive. Disk utility will not repair the disk on the boot drive.



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Sorry, no, it won't work.
Authored by: nite77 on Nov 20, '04 05:58:26PM

Have you even tried it before telling all yor ultimate truth? I guess not, since, yes it works. There's even a GUI app that can do that (cocktail).

Check your facts.

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Sorry, no, it won't work.
Authored by: TimBonnici on Nov 28, '04 04:31:48PM

Actually this is not only wrong but counter-productive. You MUST repair permissions from the boot drive because the boot drive contains the latest details of what the permissions should be. If you have installed any software updates a 'Receipt" is left on the computer which details what the correct permissions now are. If you repair from a boot CD the information contained in the receipts is not acknowledged and therefore permissions maybe incorrectly set.



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