Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)
If the SL is on a separate disk you should be able to access it as a normal data disk. Do you have a password on the SL disk? Do you see the SL disk in the navigation bar in Finder? Do you see the SL disk in Disk Utility? You do not need to share anything on a data disk.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to LexSchellings)
< lots of writing deleted > hmmm. it seems as if the Lion disk is showing me a folder name with my Lion Short Name and a folder name with my Snow Leopard Short Name and the folder with the Snow Leopard Short Name (again this is on the Lion disk) is showing up with this negative sign in a red circle indicating no access.
Does this make any sense to you? Seems like I have a folder with the Short Name of my Snow Leopard install on Lion under Users and I cannot access this when booted into Snow Leopard? Seems very bizarre and confusing to have this here...
also a quick set of dumb questions about finder please?:
I see "DEVICES" and I see "SHARED" and I see "PLACES" in the Finder bar. Then on the RIGHT side i see various folders. IS THE PLACES BAR JUST SHOWING ME WHAT IS a "Place" ON THE DISK THAT I AM BOOTED INTO? I mean, if i click on another disk UNDER DEVICES will these places still be showing me what is on the disk i am booted into I guess? I mean, this seems very weird since I will be seeing a Places > Documents that is different from the Documents folder that is being shown in the right hand side of the Finder pane if I am looking at this on another volume - you know what i am saying?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)
Devices: your devices are listed there: the first is your Lion disk (where you are running from), something like Macintosh HDD. The others are "external disks", one of them should be the SL disk.
Shared: shared systems (external)
Places: I do'nt know, on your running disk anyway.
I am not sure if I correctly read what you say, but now to your problem:
Running Lion the Finder shows "Favorites" at the top in the Navigation Panel, the first one called "Desktop" shows what is on your Desktop; the second one is your Home Folder, normally your name on it, and has all your folders like pictures, documents etcetera; then "Applications" and "Documents" and whichever you have dragged in this navigation panel.
If the Folder Name you mention is in the "Devices" list, and has the red minus sign, rightclick it and rename it if it has the same name as any other; then you could start DiskUtility in the Applications/Utilities Folder and select that one then (First Aid tab) and run "disk repair". Restart the computer in Lion.
If the folder name with the red minus sign is under the Favorites in the navigation panel, make sure you are running as Administrator.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 12:56 PM (in response to LexSchellings)
OK. not sure if i explained this correctly. but i now see that if i am in Snow Leopard and if I click on the name of the LION hard drive - then under "Users" I see a folder with the short name of my LION install and a folder with the short name of my SNOW LEOPARD install.
the folder with the name of my SNOW LEOPARD install, shows up as being inaccessible.
this seems weird since i am IN Snow Leopard and I don't understand why Lion would have a User that has the name of my Snow Leopard install - does that make sense?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 1:07 PM (in response to LexSchellings)
oooh. lex. ouch!
i am ALSO seeing this negative sign in a red circle on folders on my RAID ARRAY. I am moving all my data to this new raid array so i can just have OS's on the drive in bay 1.
do you have any idea about this lex? i have two folder that contain very important information on the raid array in bay 3 and bay 4 and when i see these in finder from snow leopard OS they show up as inaccessible.
do i need to run some kind of permissions on the raid array and on the lion HD so that i can see them from Snow Leopard?!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 1:25 PM (in response to LexSchellings)
YOU CAN ONLY RENAME THE ONE WHERE YOU ARE NOT LOGGED IN. SO DO EVERYTHING FROM ONE OS CONSISTENTLY : if you want to go Lion in the end, log in to Lion and do evrything from there
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to LexSchellings)
I seem to be having a terrible problem here that i am not understanding. I had someone help me do this migration and they are now off on a cross country trip. can i please ask you the following? i would really like to finish this.
1. we ran a Lion install and then a MIGRATION of:
All other files and folders
Things we did not migrate:
One thing that i didn't quite catch is that he set up a "Temp Migration" user account so that we could migrate SL to lion with the same Short Name. I name things according to a system and someone he set up the temp migration account (since deleted) that allowed us to migrate this Short Name.
But right now - in Lion - I see the HOME FOLDER NAME (say this is "Mike's Home Folder") of my old Snow Leopard install and I guess this is also now the Home Folder name of my Lion install basically by default? But then I also see a User that is my Snow Leopard Short Name (say this is "Mike's Short Name").
And when I go to user accounts I see two User Accounts named "Mike's Short Name" - one has a default icon and one seems to have my Snow Leopard icon.
And everything listed under "Mike's Short Name" in the Lion User Account (listed next to the "Mike's Home Folder" shows up as not accessible with the negative symbol red circle thing.
I realized I am bouncing around from describing things I can't access when booted into Snow Leopard and now I am describing things Home Folders and Short Names and things I can't access when in Lion but do you understand why I have TWO USER ACCOUNTS with the same Short Name (?) and if I can delete one of these and do you understand why I have a Home Folder with the Home Folder Name of my Snow Leopard Install (I guess this is because I migrated) but that I also have a User folder with the name of my Short Name?
I mean, this is uber confusing and I tried to delete the User Account with the default icon (thinking that this did not have my data) and it says there is 194 GB of data in it even though it is all showing as inaccessible from the User Account I am in now in Lion (this is the one with the Snow Leopard Home Folder name).
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 4:20 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)
With all due respect to Lex, don't rename anything. While in Lion, right click your Snow Leopard volume and select Get Info. At the bottom of its Ownership & Permissions area, unlock the padlock, and then check the Ignore ownership on this volume box. That should give you full ownership and permissions of everything on the drive.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 7:54 PM (in response to LexSchellings)
i am not having any luck with the two user accounts in lion. they both have the same name and one appears to be the admin account while the other is listed in with the temp account.
if i try to rename this /second/ account with the same name by appending a "2" at the end it doesn't stick and the account won't delete for some reason.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 8:00 PM (in response to Király)
hi k. thank you.
so two things here. i seem to see a "system" and then a "wheel" listed between system and "everyone" on the Lion HD in GetInfo and on the Snow Leopard HD i see a "MyHomeFolderName (Me)" and then a "Fetching..." listed between the first listing and the "everyone" listing. Do you know why all four of these are listed slightly differently on each of these OS's? is this normal?
also, can you help me understand what i am doing when i tell a HD to "ignore ownership on this volume" from within an OS? I mean, i have not done this before but if i decide to use the Snow Leopard OS should I /also/ do this from within the Snow Leopard OS for other volumes I want to access?
lastly, i have a boot camp install and i am forgetting for some reason why i have to do to get this boot camp volume accessible from another OS.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 9:59 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)
While booted in Lion, checking Snow Leopard's Ignore ownership box will tell Lion to ignore all file ownership on the Snow Leopard drive. This willl effective give full file/folder ownership to the currently logged in user. Checking the box doesn't actually change anything on the Snow Leopard drive itself.
Don't rename any user accounts.