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Apr 17, 2013 7:44 AM

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?

 

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Thanks,

mark

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Mac Pro 5,1; 24 GB RAM
  • Jeffrey Lee Level 4 Level 4 (2,495 points)
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    Apr 17, 2013 11:00 AM (in response to Pixelhead)

    Any way to get this to hold?

     

     

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

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Apr 17, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to Pixelhead)

    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.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Apr 17, 2013 1:59 PM (in response to Pixelhead)

    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.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Apr 18, 2013 8:15 AM (in response to Pixelhead)

    Please repeat the shell command and post the output.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Apr 18, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to Pixelhead)

    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.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Apr 18, 2013 3:54 PM (in response to Pixelhead)

    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.

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