I have a MacBook which is a few years old now. When I run the "Verify disk" command from within Disk Utility, I get a message:
Volume header needs minor repair The volume Mac OS X was found corrupt and needs to be repaired. Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.
When I boot using the OS X installation disk which came with laptop and use Disk Utility there to repair the volume, it reports:
The volume Mac OS X appears to be OK. No repairs were necessary.
When I reboot back into the normal OS and run Disk Utility again it still reports the previous error.
This laptop came with OS X 10.4.6, but has since been upgraded to OS X 10.6.x. I presume that I'm unable to use the installation disc to repair the volume because it is too old for the upgraded operating system and filesystem.
Without owning a physical install disc for OS X 10.6, how can I repair the volume?
(Note: I was able to borrow an install disc for OS X 10.6, but unfortunately this was from a 64-bit Mac and wouldn't boot, my MacBook is 32-bit only.)