7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 16, 2008 4:04 AM by Bloblo63
Bloblo63 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
with '$ sudo mdutil -E /'
i get '/: Could not reset volume index, error 0'
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Spotless tells me that my Indexed status 'mismatch' and i have 'no existing index' with as message ' The MetadataServer is reporting that content indexing is DISABLED for my volume but the volume itself is reporting that the content indexing status is set to Enabled'
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i can't put the volume on the spotlight privacy tab (pref panel)
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help is welcome !

ibook G4 14', Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,955 points)
    Hi Bloblo63, and a warm welcome to the forums!

    Which "Volume" are we talking about? What Format is it? Done any Disk Repair on it?
  • Bloblo63 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    it's my boot volume (Mount Point : / - Format : Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    with only ONE user and ONE partition.

    No error with Disk repair and same with techtool pro.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,955 points)
    Hmmm, have you repaired Permissions & rebooted?

    Have you tried trashing the hidden .Spotlight-V100 ?
  • Bloblo63 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Hmmm, have you repaired Permissions & rebooted?
    Yes

    hidden .Spotlight-V100 is now deleted

    i see that spotlight and search work for all external device but my computer seems omitted from all search
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,955 points)
    Hmmm, as a workaround until we figure this out, might get EasyFind...

    http://www.devon-technologies.com/download/
  • Bloblo63 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    this is my last terminal test:
    sudo mdutil -s /
    /: Status: Indexing Disabled
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    sudo mdutil -E /
    /: Could not reset volume index, error 0
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    sudo mdutil -i'on' /
    /: Could not set indexing status for volume.
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    sudo mdutil -p /
    /: Index published ?????????where ??? i see nothing !

    I have the same problem with one of my external HD - the spotlight is disabled and i can not set it to active !

    But on a 'clone' disk makes with SuperDumper Spotlight runs correctly. I think about erase all my mac and then copy back my 'close' disk...
  • Bloblo63 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    OK solved for me but it's not the issue that i like :

    1. On a external FW HD - format this drive then use SuperDuper ! (or maybe Carbon Copy Cloner) to copy your mac HD.

    2. Reboot with the external HD as main disk.

    3. Control with 'monitor' than Spotlight runs fine on this disk :

    sudo mdutil -E -i on /
    /: Volume index removed. Index will be rebuilt
    /: Status: Indexing Enabled

    4. Erase your Mac HD, then copy back all your file with SuperDuper! or CCC from the FW HD to the Mac HD

    5. Reboot with your Mac HD as first disk. Check all your permissions. Check with terminal the spotlight status and rebuilt your spotlight index.

    Copy + Copy back + rebuilt spotlight index = take some time --- just for a bug !