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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2009 12:06 PM (in response to TGH)See Niel's guide at
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=208783524" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), (G4 w/10.5.6/10.4.11/9.2.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2009 3:41 PM (in response to baltwo)Uh oh... Niel's guide did not work. I tired Scenario 3, which applies to me and received this error in Terminal:
chmod 775 "/Volumes/Video/"
chmod: /Volumes/Video/: Operation not permitted
I then tried scenario number 2 and get this error:
sudo chown root "/Volumes/Video/"
chown: /Volumes/Video/: Operation not permittedG4 PPC MDD 1.25 Ghz + G5 PPC 1.8 Ghz 2 Ghz RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 17" 2.16 Ghz MBP 1 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2009 4:29 PM (in response to TGH)I found a solution that worked.
In Terminal type the following sequence (obviously replace "Volumename with the name of your volume):
sudo chflags 0 /Volumes/Volumename
sudo chown 0:80 /Volumes/Volumename
sudo chmod 775 /Volumes/Volumename
sudo chmod -N /Volumes/VolumenameG4 PPC MDD 1.25 Ghz + G5 PPC 1.8 Ghz 2 Ghz RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 17" 2.16 Ghz MBP 1 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2009 12:05 AM (in response to baltwo)Thanks! It was perplexing and I am glad it is fixed now! I marked your message as "Helpful" because although it didn't solve my issue it was still helpful and I appreciate you taking the time to respond... :-DG4 PPC MDD 1.25 Ghz + G5 PPC 1.8 Ghz 2 Ghz RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 17" 2.16 Ghz MBP 1 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2009 4:36 AM (in response to TGH)Hi,
I recently changed the sharing permissions on my two intel iMacs both using Leopard 10.5.7.
After restarting them, I noticed they both were remaining on their gray startup screens.
I felt there was no other recourse than to archive and reinstall their operating systems.
Since then, I have not been able to open my external HD from either iMac.
I tried "get info" on it and noticed I have "custom access" and cannot change a thing.
I have tried the Terminal commands:
and the outcome for my external drive is: drw-rw-r--+ 44 1564 30 Mar 11:26 iMac G5 17" (notice that it finishes with " which may be a problem?)
I am hoping you can help as I really do not want to re-format my HD which contains valuable information,
nicebeatz183iMac g5 intel core 2 duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2009 8:26 PM (in response to TGH)I have the situation of a locked external HD with custom access.
I have tried the Terminal commands:
and the outcome is:
drw-rw-r-- 44 1564 30 Mar 11:26 iMac G5 17"
Could anyone tell me what the next step should be?
nicebeatz183.iMac g5 intel core 2 duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2009 4:39 PM (in response to nicebeatz183)actually, I had a similar case. I thought it was because of a corrupt volume. so I ran diskwarrior, it went on for 3 days, found bunch of overlapped files and said 'restored successfully' but I still can't boot into that OS and when i check the sharing&permissions of it from the other OS, only system and admin have read and write privileges.macbook pro core2duo 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.7), LaCie D2 quadra external hard drive firewire800
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2009 3:05 PM (in response to TGH)Hi,
i have a similar problem, my la cie hard drive is locked and wont let me change the permissions and wont let me change the ownership - it says that the permissions are 'custom' - so i am trying to unlock using terminal window however my hard drive has the title 'Kris 200Gb - MUSIC & PHOTOS', so i am unclear as to what i should type into the terminal window, any help would be fantastic. I desperately need access to this hard drive.
Krisimac, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 5:19 AM (in response to TGH)Brilliant... this solution worked beautifully... there's a whole bunch of other threads out there with the same problem... wish they could read your solution... thanks mateMac OS X (10.6)