04-07-2011, 12:17 PM
After experiencing some major weirdness and home network (Ethernet) access permissions between my 3 computers my G5 ('05) restarted with a black screen/command line asking for my password which was unaccepted as correct. I rebooted from the OS 10.5 disk and accessed Time Machine to restore my boot drive to a version before my issues with access permissions started. All went as expected and upon restart my desktop was back but my additional hard drives (one internal and one external) and a partition for TechTools on my system drive were unaccessible and the icons included a padlock. I found an earlier post on this Forum from member Frosche that suggested using this code in Terminal: sudo chflags -R nouchg /Volumes/***** replacing ***** with the name of the volume . This worked for the partition on the system drive but the other two drives got the response that their names do not exist. I changed the names
on these drives to something"clever" long ago. Is this the problem or am I not accessing them correctly in the command line. I don't want to make a mess of this as the data on the one drive is backed up with Time Machine on the other.
This is a PowerMac G5 (late '05) running 10.5.8 with 2 internal SATAs and a OWC external hard drive for Time Machine.
As further explanation When I enter the code <sudo chflags -R nouchg /Volumes/The Machine> and hit enter the response is enter password and then:
chflags: /Volumes/The: No such file or directory
chflags: Machine: No such file or directory
Is there another level of Terminal I need to be at to access the hard drives themselves?
Any help with un-locking these drives is appreciated.