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A possible fix for invalid sibling links on a hard drive
Authored by: mantrid on Feb 07, '07 07:53:48AM

Do you people really know what you are talking about?

Ok, so I was vaguely aware that fsck uses fsck_hfs to do all the work and Disk Utility uses fsck, but is everyone that has commented so far sure that the "-r" option is used? That using the "-r" option repairs "Invalid sibling link" errors seems to be the point of the hint.

At this point, this hint is rated "one star". Is it because the hint is redundant because of fsck, or is it because people only THINK it is redundant? Or is it because the hint references /dev/disk0s2 when the man page states "the raw device should always be used"? Or does "always" not really mean "always"?

I'm intrigued by the possiblity that something free and already included in OS X can repair something a commercial product can't, but would appreciate some insight. Is this a good hint or not, since the comments and ratings are saying it isn't.

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