Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to Jeremy Dunham)
Could be many things, we should start with this...
"Try Disk Utility
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
*Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
3. Click the First Aid tab.
4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."
Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.
(Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)
If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.
If 10.7.0 or later...
Bootup holding CMD+r, or the Option/alt key to boot from the Restore partition & use Disk Utility from there to Repair the Disk, then Repair Permissions.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to Jeremy Dunham)
How big is the external drive you cloned to and how big is your File Vault encrypted user? You need at least as much free space as the size of your encrypted user to turn off FV, and then some, for all the other stuff.
EDIT: What I meant to say is you temporarily need twice the size of your user. This means if your home folder is 50GB, you temporarily need at least 100GB to turn it off.
And see this.
And V.K.'s post here.
Message was edited by: WZZZ
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to BDAqua)
My media drive is fried (one reason why I am upgrading to a new computer). Can I run Disk Utility if i boot from an external drive?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 10:32 AM (in response to WZZZ)
The external drive is a 2T drive, should be more then enough space to decode and expand the 180 GB drive of my old computer.
It tries to expand it but fails 30-40 minutes into it for "unknown error".
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 4:09 PM (in response to WZZZ)
I had actually tried your first link once before and it didn't work, but, I realized that was BEFORE I cloned my computer to an external drive.
I'm giving it a second go safe booting from the cloned copy on the 2TB drive... I'll let you know if it works...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 4:17 PM (in response to Jeremy Dunham)
Yes, as long as it's the same OSX version or newer.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 6:09 PM (in response to WZZZ)
I must have done something wrong because I don't have access to any of the folders in my new home folder....
I'll try again.
This is discouraging.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 6:37 PM (in response to WZZZ)
I'm following the directions exactly but this time it is telling me that ""Desktop" can not be modified or deleted because it is required by Mac OS X".
What am I doing wrong?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 9:16 PM (in response to Jeremy Dunham)
What App did you use to clone it?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I used SuperDuper.
I copied the files over to my new login account from the sparce image last night while logged into my current account in Safe Boot mode. This is slightly different then described in the procedures.
I then changed the privileges and ownership on every file to be owned (w/ Read/Write) by the new account.
That seemed to do the trick.
I am migrating data now.
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