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I have two internal drives in a MacPro Hexcore 3.33 machine running under 10.8.3 that will not retain or remember that I have checked the box in the drive finder window, 'Ignore Ownership On This Volume' box when rebooting. It only happens on this one specfic machine. I have the same OS installed on three other machines. Is this an OS glitch? Any way to get this to hold?

 

Screen Shot 2013-04-17 at 9.33.41 AM.png

 

Thanks,

mark


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Mac Pro 5,1; 24 GB RAM
  • 1. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Jeffrey Lee Level 4 Level 4 (2,495 points)

    Any way to get this to hold?

     

     

    No idea.. have you "Propagated Permissions" after unchekcing?

  • 2. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below to select it:

     

    ls -@Oeln /var/db/volinfo.database; cat $_

     

    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).

     

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).

     

    Post any lines of output that appear below what you entered — the text, please, not a screenshot.

  • 3. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Pixelhead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Linc:

     

    -rw-rw-rw-  1 0  0  - 216 Apr 17 09:26 /var/db/volinfo.database

    EC744305DF0DC9ED: 00000001

    DA9B9230FC585139: 00000001

    AA9830212430CB22: 00000000

    12549A96067515E4: 00000001

    C9EC9A107B6E6C17: 00000001

    CFF2C96BD9BBCAE3: 00000001

    6C314B93ADB9149D: 00000000

    9B1B789479DD712F: 00000001

    Mark-Romines-Mac-Pro-6:~ markromine$

  • 4. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    Back up all data.

    Triple-click the line below to select it:
     

    /var/db/volinfo.database


    Right-click or control-click the highlighted line and select

    Services Reveal

    from the contextual menu.* A Finder window should open with an item selected. Move the selected item to the Desktop, leaving the window open. You may be prompted for your administrator password. If necessary, copy the file and then move the original (not the copy) to the Trash. Try again to ignore ownership on a volume. If there's no change, put the item you moved back where it was, overwriting the one that may have been created in its place. Otherwise, delete the item you moved.

    *If you don't see the contextual menu item, copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C). In the Finder, select

    Go Go to Folder...

    from the menu bar, paste into the box that opens (command-V). You won't see what you pasted because a line break is included. Press return.

  • 5. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Pixelhead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Linc:

     

    It looks like that has fixed the problem. I pulled the file volinfo.database to my desktop and I've rebooted twice and so far the 'Ignore Ownership' box is staying checked. I'll watch it over the next couple days to see if there are any issues.

     

    mark

  • 6. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Pixelhead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Linc:

     

    It is doing it again this morning when I booted my mahcine. Previously this was occuring on two internal drives this morning just one. The /var/db/volinfo.database file has been ctreated again. Should I remove it again?

     

    Or other thoughts?

  • 7. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    Please repeat the shell command and post the output.

  • 8. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Pixelhead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    -rw-rw-rw-  1 0  0  - 216 Apr 18 10:03 /var/db/volinfo.database

    EC744305DF0DC9ED: 00000001

    DA9B9230FC585139: 00000001

    AA9830212430CB22: 00000000

    12549A96067515E4: 00000001

    C9EC9A107B6E6C17: 00000001

    CFF2C96BD9BBCAE3: 00000001

    6C314B93ADB9149D: 00000000

    9B1B789479DD712F: 00000001

    Mark-Romines-Mac-Pro-6:~ markromine$

  • 9. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    If you have more than one user account, you must be logged in as an administrator to carry out these instructions.

     

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below to select it:

     

    sudo launchctl list | sed 1d | awk '!/0x|com\.(apple|openssh|vix)|edu\.mit|org\.(amavis|apache|cups|isc|ntp|postfix|x)/{print $3}'
    

     

    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).

     

     

    Launch the Terminal application again.

     

    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V). You'll be prompted for your login password, which won't be displayed when you type it. If you don’t have a login password, you’ll need to set one before you can run the command. You may get a one-time warning not to screw up. Confirm. You don't need to post the warning. If you see a message that your username "is not in the sudoers file," then you're not logged in as an administrator.

    Post any lines of output that appear below what you entered — the text, please, not a screenshot.

  • 10. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Pixelhead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is the latest:

     

    Mark-Romines-Mac-Pro-6:~ markromine$ sudo launchctl list | sed 1d | awk '!/0x|com\.(apple|openssh|vix)|edu\.mit|org\.(amavis|apache|cups|isc|ntp|postfi x|x)/{print $3}'

    sudo: /var/db/sudo writable by non-owner (040777), should be mode 0700

     

     

    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss

    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your

    typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

     

     

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

     

     

    Password:

    com.aladdin.hasplmd

    com.aladdin.aksusbd

    com.adobe.fpsaud

    Mark-Romines-Mac-Pro-6:~ markromine$

     

     

    Please let me know if I did this worng or if you need anything further. I did not get the warning you mention above but I did have to enter my admin password.

  • 11. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    Your OS X installation is corrupt. You might be able to fix it by repairing the permissions of the startup volume in Disk Utility. If that doesn't work, proceed as follows.

     

    Back up all data.

     

    Boot into Recovery by holding down the key combination command-R at the startup chime. Release the keys when you see a gray screen with a spinning dial.

     

    Note: You need an always-on Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection to the Internet to use Recovery. It won’t work with USB or PPPoE modems, or with proxy servers, or with networks that require a certificate for authentication.

     

    When the OS X Utilities screen appears, follow the prompts to reinstall the OS. You don't need to erase the boot volume, and you won't need your backup unless something goes wrong. If your Mac was upgraded from an older version of OS X, you’ll need the Apple ID and password you used to upgrade, so make a note of those before you begin.

  • 12. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Pixelhead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    LInc, I will give it a wirle tomorrow, I've left the office for the day now.

     

    I've already tried repairing premissions a few times and that did not seem to make any difference so tomorrow I will try to do as you recommend.

     

    Thx

  • 13. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Pixelhead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Linc, thank for sharing that method of reinstalling the OS, that was new to me!

     

    Everything went fine on the reinstallation. I will keep you posted on wheter this fixed the issue or not.

  • 14. Re: Ignore Ownership On This Volume Not Holding
    Pixelhead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Linc,

     

    It's doing it again, even after reinstalling the OS.

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