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Old 12-31-2005, 12:04 PM
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Failed to enable ownership!

Hi all, first time post! Just bought SD so I can eliminate multiple partitions on my two Macs. I decided to test it out on my iMac G3 following what was suggested in the thread by sliderule53: http://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?t=221

I name the external FW drive the same as the internal boot volume, New School. Proceeded to create a backup onto the FW. When done, rebooted to the external (Safe Boot), and everything is running great. So I take the big plunge, I repartition the iMac to a single volume and quick erase it. So now I try to get SD to copy back from the FW New School to the new iMac New School. However, I get "Failed to enable ownership on New_School". I Get Info on it , and it tells me I can read and write. so I try Ignore ownership on this volume, still can't copy over!

Any way to resolve or work around this? Please, I'm stuck. Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:07 PM
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Are you using SuperDuper! 2.x, imacflip? If so, it should have repaired the volume database: restart your Mac as indicated in the error message, and the problem should go away.

Let me know if that helps!
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:14 PM
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Dan,

I am using SD 2.01. So I should just reboot again? Safe Boot or no? The error occured after "Verifying the integrity of volinfo.database." I am up to Tiger 10.4.2...

Trying reboot into Safe Boot. I'll will post again.

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Old 12-31-2005, 12:16 PM
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Hi, Michael. (It's Dave, not Dan.)

Yes, just reboot. No Safe Boot necessary.
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:17 PM
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Sorry, Dave! Will do...
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:43 PM
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Dave,

I rebooted the iMac. Strange behavior, it stays in Safe Boot even if I don't hold down the shift key. Anyways, it still wouldn't copy over after reboot. I ended up repairing permissions on the external drive, and that seemed to work! Transferring back to the iMac went well. Running the iMac now on its internal drive, yet it still defaults into Safe Boot without any prompting from me. Tried several restarts with no avail. Also restarts "hang", and I have to do a hard reset.

SD is a great piece of software, but I came upon some issues on my system that prevented a clean transfer of files from multiple partitions to a single one.
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