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eljoshy0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Are permissions specific to hardware or software? I ask this because I was wondering if I plugged my mac HD into my pc could I access the mac files even though they have "everybody" set to "no access"? I basically changed the permissions on my mac for eveyone to no access and now the machine wont boot. It won't even let me on safe mode.

 

I now have the original cd and have tried booting with 'c' and also with 'options' but nothing is happening Please help


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,645 points)

    Windows can not Read Mac formatted drives unless you install a special preogram that allow it to.

     

    If you set permissions on any file, set of files, folder or set of folders (or to the ROOT of the drive) you have screwed the Pooch and restricted access to No One even the system.

     

    Right the system won't boot because you have basically LOCK the drive for everyone.

     

    At the chime Hold Down the Option key until you see the Boot menu screen.

  • eljoshy0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know this, im using the cd to either repair permissions or just reinstall the OS. But I cant access the cd. Ive tried options and it only shows the HD and I tried C but it wont boot still

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,645 points)

    Then you DVD drive is Non functional.

    You can buy any external DVD drive that connect to a USB port and it will work with your Mac and allow you to boot the install disc.

    Or if you have another Mac you could make a USB thumb drive if the installer. Can't do it on a PC.

  • eljoshy0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've used the drive before and ive tried with an external dvd drive

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,645 points)

    Doesn't matter if you used the drive Before.

    But if you have tried with an external DVD drive and it still won't show that external with the Snow Leopard install disc in the drive then I'm at a loss.

    eljoshy0 wrote:

     

    I've used the drive before and ive tried with an external dvd drive

  • eljoshy0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Probably not best to mention this but i torrented the disc from one online because i lost my disc. Is it supposed to be saved as a dmg file on the disc or should i extract it?

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,645 points)

    You have to extract, Burn, that DMG down to a DVD disc and you should use a Dual Layer disc as the total files are over the standard 4GB limit of the single layer DVD disc.

  • eljoshy0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did use a DL disc. Currently I have a dual layer dvd with a snow leopard dmg file on it. do i just need to extract it and then burn it? If I only need to use the disc utility feature can I copy that from the .DMG and just use a standard dvd or does it have other dependencies and how would i go about doing this?

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,645 points)

    You have to Burn the DMG down to the DVD, Not copy it. Yes Extract it to individual files.

     

    That is why it isn't showing up. A DMG file does not have the proper BOOT files in the right place on the DVD. The system can't see the files needed to boot the system.

  • eljoshy0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there a way to just get the disk utility? Obviously i can pull it from the dmg but how would i boot into it?

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,645 points)

    No. You need a system, an OS, to Start the computer. Disk Utility is a Disk Management program Not an Operating system.

  • eljoshy0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, sorry for the noob questions. if i ran ubuntu on the mac from usb would i be abke to repair the permissions through that?

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,645 points)

    I have no idea. Never ran Linux on a Mac, run it on PC. But I doubt anything you try will work. Even when and if you get the system started from that installer DVD you are trying to make.

     

    Setting the permissions on the Drive for Everyone to No Access basically FUBARs the system to the point about the only thing to do is Wipe the drive and reinstall the OS or Restore from a Time Machine Backup. I guess you don't have one of those either.

  • eljoshy0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you have skype or anything? add me eljoshy0 if possible to avoid spamming the forums. What is FUBAR?

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