4 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2012 3:59 AM by Thomas Brierley
Angel Llorente Level 1 Level 1
Mac OS X

When I launch Disk Utility, I'm asked to select a disk, volume, or image.  I'm enclosing a photo of my hard drives.  For instance, if I wanted to repair disk permissions on "Hard Disk," there appear to be two choices.  Choice one: Hard Disk icon.  Choice two: Hard Disk icon and number 74.5 GB ST380021A

Which one should I choose to repair?


The same choices are given to the other two hard drives that I have.  Two choices per hard disk?


I use a Dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 (QuickSilver 2002); running OS X 10.5.8 Leopard.Picture 1.png

Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002) Dual, Mac OS X (10.4.11), I also use MacOS 9.2.2
Solved by Thomas Brierley on Apr 27, 2012 1:08 AM Solved

Niel is correct, for repairing permissions etc you can use ether...


The upper icon (ST380021A) represents the device, the icon underneath it (Hard Disk) represents a partition, (you can divide the disk up into multiple partitions)


If you select the device, actions will affect all partitions, (i.e. fix permissions on all partitions on that device) whereas selecting an individual partition will only affect that one partition.


One thing that breaks this is the partition tab, which applies to the current device and all of it's partitions even if you are only selecting one if it's partitions.