3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2010 6:02 PM by cornelius
Grey314159 Level 1 (0 points)
When I verify disk in the disk utility it says "volume header needs minor repair".
When I boot from the install disk and run it to repair the disk, it says nothing is wrong.

Also, when I try to repair the permissions it says it can't because "no valid packages".

This is an external drive that I run the OS off of.


Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • cornelius Level 6 (17,825 points)
    Repair Disk
    Insert Installer disk and Restart, holding down the "C" key until grey Apple appears.
    Go to Installer menu (Panther and earlier) or Utilities menu (Tiger) and launch Disk Utility.
    Select your HDD (manufacturer ID) in the left panel.
    Select First Aid in the Main panel.
    (Check S.M.A.R.T Status of HDD at the bottom of right panel, and report if it says anything but Verified)
    Click Repair Disk on the bottom right.
    If DU reports disk does not need repairs quit DU and restart.
    If DU reports errors Repair again and again until DU reports disk is repaired.
    If DU reports errors it cannot repair you will need to use a utility like Tech Tool Pro or Disk Warrior

  • Grey314159 Level 1 (0 points)
    Since it is an external drive, SMART is not supported.

    The only time it says there is a problem is when I am booting off the drive in question. Of course, I can't repair while running OSX off it.

    When I boot from the CD it won't repair because it thinks nothing is wrong.
  • cornelius Level 6 (17,825 points)
    You may need to try one of the third party utilities listed in my post. Before that try this:
    • Download and install Applejack
    • Restart computer holding down Command + S
    • When Command line comes up type in
    +applejack AUTO+

    Let is run all five functions.