18545 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 30, 2009 5:19 AM by Alfchir
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 permitted
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,
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.
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.