Permission Problems *Please Read*

in macOS edited January 2014
For those of you who don't know, I've been having major issues with permissions on my computer. Seems it started when I added a 120GB IDE Hard Drive in a couple months ago. For some reason or another, I am unable to delete trash except to use terminal commands....then I read this on Apple Care....

<<<<<"Issues with emptying the Trash are much less likely to occur in Mac OS X 10.2 or later, since the Finder empties the Trash as the root user. However, issues may still occur with files on remote volumes for which your local root user has no special privileges.">>>>>

Then I thought to myself....I wonder if I got the drive set up correctly, so that the root user has those "special privileges" like emptying stuff I throw away?

So you all know the basics of what I'm doing... I am using a Beige G3 333 overclocked to 375/83 Bus. I added a Western Digital 120GB 7200rpm drive about 2 months is partitioned into 3 main drive is a 12GB unit partitioned into 2 for X and 9. I have never been able to boot from the new drive...and OS 9 does not recognize it at all...doesn't show in profiler in 9, or on the desktop....they are all HFS+ drives.

ALSO, I cannot boot from a CD when rebooting off of X (10.2.1 by the way). I can only boot from a CD from 9.2.2, and only in an external SCSI CD/CD-R drive.

I would really like to get my HD and permissions issues fixed because they drive me nuts. Also because I am purchasing a Powerlogix g4 550 ZIF and a Radeon 7000 PCI card for it soon, and would like it to just run right for a change. After I'm done there, it is off to CD-R land so that I can possibly find a burner that works with this machine. It is obvious the SCSI burner I have never will <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> ....ooooh....side question....will an internal IDE burner work?

After I get these things straightened out, I plan on "up-ing" the memory some more (I'm at 224mb now).

Also, I have these PCI cards in use....firewire, and USB. I love this machine....but it drives me crazy sometimes. Then I realize that it is now 4 years old, and just smile! Eventually, this machine will be dedicated to my wife, as she is talking about buying me a new Powerbook for Christmas!

Do I have room for one more gripe here? :confused: How come I can't save my iPhoto pictures to the 120GB drive and view them like everyone else? Everytime I try to import the photos, it tries to save it to the 12GB drive. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

Thanks everyone for your support!


<img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> :confused: <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />


  • Reply 1 of 5
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    repair your privileges with disk utility !
  • Reply 2 of 5
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    You may not have had the option on to install Mac OS 9 drivers when you formatted the 120 GB, I'm guessing that is the reason OS 9 can't see it.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    [quote]Originally posted by Defiant:

    <strong>repair your privileges with disk utility ! </strong><hr></blockquote>

    been there....didn't fix trash.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    noseynosey Posts: 307member
    Sam... I left an answer to your iPhoto question, but it is in this forum and, if I know Brad, it will probably be thrown to the Digital Hub forum...

    Look for it there.

  • Reply 5 of 5
    [quote]Originally posted by nosey:

    <strong>Sam... I left an answer to your iPhoto question, but it is in this forum and, if I know Brad, it will probably be thrown to the Digital Hub forum...

    Look for it there.


    Thanks dude!!!! =-)
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