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success on an external drive
Authored by: jjsocha on Mar 18, '08 08:38:53AM

This fix worked beautifully for me, with only one pass needed. My 500gb Lacie external (connected with usb) got fried when 10.5 froze on me and I hard rebooted. I had no idea it would screw up the catalog...

When I repaired it, I had it connected via firewire 800. Not sure if that matters.

df would not identify the drive, but I found the id in Disk Utility by selecting the drive and getting info.

Here's the full report:

home$ fsck_hfs -r /dev/disk2s3
** /dev/rdisk2s3
** Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
** Checking Extents Overflow file.
** Checking Catalog file.
** Rebuilding Catalog B-tree.
** Rechecking volume.
** Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
** Checking Extents Overflow file.
** Checking Catalog file.
** Checking multi-linked files.
** Checking Catalog hierarchy.
** Checking Extended Attributes file.
** Checking volume bitmap.
** Checking volume information.
Invalid volume file count
(It should be 296287 instead of 215286)
Invalid volume directory count
(It should be 68764 instead of 43922)
Invalid volume free block count
(It should be 4017907 instead of 8236281)
Volume Header needs minor repair
(2, 0)
** Repairing volume.
** Rechecking volume.
** Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
** Checking Extents Overflow file.
** Checking Catalog file.
** Checking multi-linked files.
** Checking Catalog hierarchy.
** Checking Extended Attributes file.
** Checking volume bitmap.
** Checking volume information.
** The volume xxx was repaired successfully.



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