Solved

Need a way reset ACL permissions without snow leopard CD boot

Posted on 2014-04-26
7
462 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-29
Hi, I took the mac into the store today to inquire why my snow leopard won't boot to format the hard drive.  They ended up using the network boot to install the Mac OS because they couldn't figure it out.  Now I have an ACL permissions now that I completed a file migration from the old volume.  Can I make a USB boot to try that?  Is there something I can do with the deskop?
0
Comment
Question by:snoopaloop
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:serialband
ID: 40025386
What do you mean exactly?  The owner is not the same?

chown -R USER_NAME ~
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:snoopaloop
ID: 40026046
Never mind.  I used the migration tool and the document permissions were not correct.   Apparently, the account name needs to be more unique to avoid this situation.  I simply performed a get info, selected sharing and permissions, and added administrator group permissions below to fix it
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:snoopaloop
ID: 40031083
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for snoopaloop's comment #a40026046

for the following reason:

It was the best resolution for the situation
0
[Live Webinar] The Cloud Skills Gap

As Cloud technologies come of age, business leaders grapple with the impact it has on their team's skills and the gap associated with the use of a cloud platform.

Join experts from 451 Research and Concerto Cloud Services on July 27th where we will examine fact and fiction.

 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:serialband
ID: 40026439
That's actually not the correct way to set permissions.  Open a terminal and run


chown -R USER_NAME ~/Documents.

It should set it to the new system's proper UID associated with the local system's USER_NAME.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:snoopaloop
ID: 40027624
Why is it not correct when the solution worked?  It there some adverse effect when correcting the situation this way?
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
serialband earned 295 total points
ID: 40027694
Adding the administrator group means that anyone in that group has access to the group permissions.  You didn't change the owner of the folder.  If the user account you're using happens to lose admin access, then you'll be stuck again.

The correct thing is to actually change the ownership of the files and folders to the user that's supposed to own it.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:snoopaloop
ID: 40031084
Thanks for the help.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question