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    andyorb
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    Disk utility problem
    Hi

    Just upgraded to 10.4
    (VERY slow booting up compared to 10.3 - any advice on speeding that up I'd be grateful)

    Tried to repair disk permissions and keep getting:
    "Disk utility has lost connection with the Disk Management Tool and cannot continue. Please quit and relaunch."


    TIA


    Andy

    Powerbook G4 800mhz, 10.4.4

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    Try enabling root user in Netinfo. Log out and log in as root. Run permissions repair as root.

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    andyorb
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacsWork
    Try enabling root user in Netinfo. Log out and log in as root. Run permissions repair as root.
    Thanks.
    Tried that - exactly the same sadly...


    Andy

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    Did you by chance do anything with your "Previous Receipts". This can have a serious affect on Disk Utility. It's basically what it uses to determine proper permissions.

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    cannot repair permissions
    I'm having the exact same problem myself.i saw this thread suddenly quit.Did you manage to solve your problem?Please share so i can do the same.
    Quote Originally Posted by MacsWork
    Did you by chance do anything with your "Previous Receipts". This can have a serious affect on Disk Utility. It's basically what it uses to determine proper permissions.

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    andyorb
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    Quote Originally Posted by edzz
    I'm having the exact same problem myself.i saw this thread suddenly quit.Did you manage to solve your problem?Please share so i can do the same.
    Still the same I'm afraid.
    I know other people with the same problem.
    Hope Apple might come up with a fix - soon.

    A

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    go to your system/library/recipts and remove any itunes recipts to your desktop.
    then repair permissions.
    save the itunes recipts in a backup folder.
    this works.

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    permission problems solved
    yes i solved the problem.I trashed anything with itunes from library/receipts but left alone the itunesphone driver.pkg and the itunesx.pkg as was suggested to me on another forum.Worked perfectly.Many thanks,edzz

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    andyorb
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    I have tried all that has been suggested and still it doesn't work.
    Is there any way of finding out at what point Disk Utility gets an error?
    Are there any other receipts worth removing?
    I haven't done anything to the receipts apart from the suggested fix btw.

    A

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    You could move half the receipts to a temp location and try DU. Then try it on the other half. Kind of like the old OS 9 extension conflict resolution.

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    What version of 10.4 are you at? I would down the combo update of the version you have and then install it over your current install. Hopefully that should resove your problem.
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    I've tried all the above and still cant get verify permission.

    I took out the files in HD/library/receipts

    I get a "No Valid Packages" on Disk Utility and -9997 cannotSetWidthOfAttachedController on other programs.

    Thanx

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    Smile Disk Utility error fixed my moving mail.pkg OSX 10.4.11
    Quote Originally Posted by MacsWork View Post
    You could move half the receipts to a temp location and try DU. Then try it on the other half. Kind of like the old OS 9 extension conflict resolution.
    Thanks! That worked, kept doing it til I found that mail.pkg was the problem. So now disk permissions are repaired, but what do I do with mail.pkg?

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