5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2009 4:16 PM by Bob13018
Bob13018 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Ran Disc Utility, Repairing permissions, and got these two messages:

SUID File: System/Library/CoreS ....has been modified and will not be repaired
SUID file: System/Library/Private.....has beenmodified and will not be repaired

What does this mean, how much trouble is the computer facing?
Disc Utility will not permit me to run Repair Disc

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (271,650 points)
    What does this mean, how much trouble is the computer facing?


    None. Just ignore those messages.

    Disc Utility will not permit me to run Repair Disc


    The active Mac OS X startup disk can't be repaired from the Disk Utility.

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  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,130 points)
    Bob13018 wrote:
    Ran Disc Utility, Repairing permissions, and got these two messages:

    SUID File: System/Library/CoreS ....has been modified and will not be repaired
    SUID file: System/Library/Private.....has beenmodified and will not be repaired

    you should post the full messages. yours are cut off.
    What does this mean, how much trouble is the computer facing?

    none at all. such messages are generally harmless and should be ignored.
    Disc Utility will not permit me to run Repair Disc

    that's normal. you can only repair the startup disk while booted from a different disk like the install DVD. but you can verify disk to see if it actually needs repairing.
  • Tony T1 Level 6 Level 6 (8,730 points)
    It should say "Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices....."
    Did you delete Warning" in your post?
    Not a problem, just ignore it. See: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448

    Disc Utility will not permit me to run Repair Disc


    Can't repair a mounted drive. Run Verify Disc, if no errors, you're ok
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 Level 5 (4,600 points)
    Permission Repair Messages

    It's much ado about nothing. Just ignore this type of message. After repairing permissions, the only thing of importance usually is that you receive a message that the permissions repair completed. [Here is a list of disk utility messages that can be safely ignored|http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448].
  • Bob13018 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks to all.......the info was informative and prompt -- can't ask for more than that!
    Again my sincere thanks